Wisdom is Like Water

It’s essential to life, it’s indestructible, it finds its own level, we all need it!

Consider the rain cycle . . . this describes our life experience. We are an idea, a potential, an innocent expression, deeply affected by our circumstances and experiences yet not really changed by them, versatile, involved and engaged, and always headed towards recycling.

Think about our form as icebergs . . . which describes our form and substance. Only a small fraction is visible to the senses, most of us is deep beneath the surface, we are of the same substance as all other icebergs, and we are one with our creator.

Compare with a river . . . which describes our life journey. We do not know our origin, we are oblivious to our destination, we flow in a single direction determined by laws we cannot change, our motion is affected by our purpose and circumstance, and we benefit everything we touch, while we can also destroy.

Gravity, like love, is the great attractive force; we can neither influence it, change it nor can we oppose it or ignore it, and it makes us what we are – smooth and placid or turbulent and exciting, while every situation is unique and non-repeatable.

Nature shows us just how to live our lives successfully. It’s the greatest teacher and guide.

Why would we presume to dominate it? It always will survive us. Mankind is NOT the master!

I’ve decided to become a diligent pupil; how about you?


  • David E.C. Huggins

    David Huggins has fully enjoyed a lifetime of experience as a military officer and as a behavioural scientist, supporting businesses and similar enterprises, at both organizational and individual levels, through leadership coaching. A contemplative Christian, he is devoted to contributing love, value, comfort, and continuity to this diverse world. He resides in Campbellville, Ontario, with his lovely and talented artist wife, Judy.