Don’t Push the River

I always loved the expression: “Don’t push the river, it flows by itself.” It’s so true and such a beautiful metaphor, but it’s a truth we forget about all the time.

Life flows on no matter what we do. We can play on its banks, wade around in its shallows or dive deep, or even just watch it go by. But swimming against the current will exhaust you; trying to stop it is useless, and pushing the water won’t affect the river at all.

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