Floating downstream

Letting go of the oars

“In your belief that you must hurry to an improved place, you are discounting the power of the Stream, its speed, its direction, and its promise. And in the forgetting of those things, you are definitely pointed in the opposite direction of who you-truly-are and all that you have become.”

The Astonishing Power of Emotions

Imagine struggling to get upstream, paddling, paddling, paddling away against the current. Now imagine the relief you feel when you simply let go of the oars.

That’s what I’m doing. Letting go. Wanna join me?

They say when you feel an urgency to be somewhere else, you are pushing hard against where you are … trying to go upstream. Thinking it will be better there. Meanwhile, you’re creating unnecessary stress.

Or you may yearn to pick up your boat and TAKE IT somewhere else, in the interest of getting there more quickly. And the guide says, “You rented a boat, I thought you wanted to ride on the water!”

The stream is benevolent and wise. Letting go of the oars promises to bring you to a peaceful place.


“The very best moment in any long journey that makes your dreams come true, Col, comes not on the day you realize they have, but on the day you realize how little they matter compared to loving the adventure they’ve inspired.”

Notes from the Universe


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~ by gigablonde on March 6, 2008.

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