There is a saying by Heraclitus: “no man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man”. There is an advantage with flowing rivers: they are never stagnant, never in the same place, always changing, always moving, always somewhere different.
We should be more like the flowing river. Knowing that there is no hurry, we shall get there someday, even if we don’t really know where we’re going. The point is to keep moving.
Remember too that the more the water moves, the more it is oxygenated and the cleaner it looks.
Imagine the same for your own soul and mental health. The more you move about, you travel, you do and see something different, the more alive you’ll feel.
After all, “you drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it” (Paulo Coelho).
Life is a river of opportunities. We need to learn to flow with the current, for to turn against it takes effort, but the current will carry you if you let it. The river teaches us how to be silent and calm, to go with the flow, to turn the bends and eventually reach the ocean. No matter how long it takes, it’s the journey you must learn to enjoy.