“Most things break instead of transform because they resist. The quiet miracle of love is that without our interference, it, like water, accepts whatever is tossed or dropped or placed into it, embracing it completely… It does not stop covering everything before it. And over a lifetime, the pain of withholding this great and quiet force is more damaging than the pain of being rejected or loved poorly…For love, like water can be dammed, but toward what end? In truth, the more we let love flow through, the more we have to love…Beneath the many choices we have to make, love, like water, flows back into the world through us…Yet somewhere the misperception has been enshrined that to withhold love will stop hurt. In truth, it is the other way around. Like water soaking scars, love soothes our wounds. from M. Nepo’s The Book of Awakening
All I have to add to this inspiring quote is my gratitude to be learning about the wonders of water, as I continue my new life on the shore of the largest body of freshwater in Mexico, Lake Chapala.