Water provides a perfect metaphor for the nature of life itself. It’s fluid and expansive and cannot be contained. To try and hold it is futile but allowing it to pass through, rather than grasp, can be cleansing.
Water is also instructive with regards to how one may optimally meet life. Do you allow yourself to be immersed and infused? Do you match its flow or do you fight against it? Do you make yourself rigid in order to restrict it?
Stifling its movement results in stagnancy. Take note that standing water can breed the undesirable as can a restrained existence. Both life and water teach us to remain fluid in order to flourish.
How much time do you spend in acquisition mode? Material objects, skills, acknowledgements, “likes…” The list of items to collect is endless. But why do it?
To have desire is not negative. There are experiences and physical things that truly resonate with one’s soul. But sometimes desire is driven by doubts of worthiness. The question that taunts you is “Am I good enough as is?”
To quell the discomfort of that inquiry, the urge to add on takes over. You need not build up your value. Remember, your worth is inherent.
Whenever you share a story about yourself, stop to ask yourself the reason why. Examine the place from which the desire to divulge emerges.
The same story can be told in entirely different ways. Depending on your intention, it changes. Are you sharing to caution or encourage? To invoke sympathy or to inspire? Are you tied to the struggle or the triumph of your tale? Are you sharing to give or to get?
What you tell and how you tell it says a lot about who you really are in that moment.