Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.
Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
Happiness consists in activity. It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.
The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Do not fail
to learn from
The pure voice of an
Ever-flowing mountain stream
Splashing over the rocks.
The woods were made for the hunters of dreams,
The brooks for the fishers of song;
To the hunters who hunt for the gunless game
The streams and the woods belong.
I go now to the wilderness to be a part of it; to accept my place in the world and its place in me; to grow into reality as a tree grows into the rain, to conform to the Earth as a stream conforms to the stones of its bed. To live. To aspire. To be.
All the streams carry the wisdom of the forest to the lake, and over there, silence replaces the noise!
Sit and be still
until in the time
of no rain you hear
beneath the dry wind's
commotion in the trees
the sound of flowing
water among the rocks,
a stream unheard before,
and you are where
breathing is prayer.
Don't ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak.
Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.
I have never seen a river that I could not love. Moving water... has a fascinating vitality. It has power and grace and associations. It has a thousand colors and a thousand shapes, yet it follows laws so definite that the tiniest streamlet is an exact replica of a great river.
Get in touch with yourself. The fountain of creativity begins with the stream of conscious thought flowing inside you. Open the floodgate and creative ideas come rushing out.
Come, heart, where hill is heaped upon hill:
For there the mystical brotherhood
Of sun and moon and hollow and wood
And river and stream work out their will.
All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power.
The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.
Streams may spring from one source, and yet some be clear and some be foul.
Islands in the streams, that is what we are.
Come to me in the silence of the night,
Come to me in the speaking silence of a dream.
Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright as sunlight on a stream.
Come back in tears,
O memory, hope, love of finished years.
Fall on your knees and grow there. There is no burden of the spirit but is lighter by kneeling under it. Prayer means not always talking to Him, but waiting before Him till the dust settles and the stream runs clear.
The water in the stream may have changed many times, but the reflection of the moon and the stars remains the same.
How do I become still?
By flowing with the stream.
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