Reader comment on Ursula LeGuin's passage ...
On Apr 2, 2017 david doane wrote:|
The way of water means being present, spontaneous, responsive to circumstances, adjusting in every moment, taking the path of least resistance, staying within one's own abilities, doing one's own thing, being nongoal-directed, and being persistent. This way can wear down obstacles, just as water does, but that's not water's intent or purpose. I've at times lived some qualities of the way of water, but have never fully lived that way, which is very difficult to accomplish. What helps me flow like a river is being in the present, focusing on process and not on outcome. It would be wonderful for us to stop glamorizing the way of the warrior and begin to value the way of water.
On Oct 2, 2017 rashmisharma wrote: