The brook would lose its song..

A wise soul said, ‘The brook would lose its song if God removed the rocks’

This morning I received this in an email from Rob Brezsny and I was deeply touched.

“Obstacles are a natural part of life, just as boulders are a natural part
of the course of a river,” declares the ancient Chinese book the *I Ching.*
“The river does not complain or get depressed because there are boulders
in its path.”

I’d go so far to say — this is not in the original text, but is my 21st-
century addition — that the river gets a sensual thrill as it glides its
smooth current over the irregular shapes and hard skin of the rocks. It
looks forward to the friction, exults in the intimate touch, loves the drama
of the interaction. How would you go about imitating the river?

Rob Brezsny from his book
available at Amazon:

His site is

Need more be said?
This so resonates with what I have learnt and what I often share. Thank you, Rob. You are a breeze.

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