When we run into challenging situations or people, our first instinct is to push harder and try to break thru it! When we take such an aggressive approach, sometimes we may be able to overcome the challenging situation, but what we end up leaving behind is a trail of blood and tears. We leave angry people who we may hurt in the process.
Even though we may feel justified that well- “they were the ones who were ‘bad’ and blocking me, so what if I hurt them”. Such kind of aggressive and abrasive behavior gets you further caught in the web of karma!
Even if those folks were in the wrong, they will remember how you made them feel and then retaliate (when they can) and this will cause you more challenges and suffering if not right away then surely down the line!
It is in no hurry to get to the sea/ocean- but it is very efficient in how it maneuvers the toughest rock to continue on its path. In the process it molds all that comes in contact with her- not burn it down have a raving wild fire- destroying all that is in the path!
But calmly and surely wearing down the resistance, where it continues on its path and what it leaves behind also is now morphed into a beautiful canyon or gorge. She how water works?
We retain memory of all that we come in contact with and when we conduct our life with love, peace and joy as against of aggression and anger, then it helps to build good samskars (karmic memory) in us, which in turn help to counter act the negative samskars (negative karmic memory) and adverse karmas!
We can learn so much from the flowing stream. We need to mull on the lesson that a flowing stream is bringing us.
“How can I continue on my chosen path while moving around challenges and obstacles- not in aggression or anger, but with calm and calculated maneuvering, so that I am not leaving behind a trail of blood and tears but something good, as I myself am moving on to bigger and better things… “