A couple days ago, I set out for a long walk in my favourite park. Once on the path winding close to the river, I could not resist visiting for a moment.
The moment extended into two hours of delighting myself with the diversity of the river rocks. As always, there were rocks of various shapes, sizes, and colours. I noticed one that was rather unusual – the rock was smooth and it had a round hole I could see through. The opening was clearly shaped by the persistent flow of the water.
Seeing the hole in the rock reminded me of the power of applied determined thought. It validated for me that perseverance brings results. When the water encountered the rock in its way, it did not stop or hesitate. It was not thinking of what it should do, that the rock is hard, that it will not work out. It simply flowed on.
There it was, a hole in the rock – a new opening, a new path for the water to flow through. A formation that one may deem as unexpected or discount as impossible, yet it was there.
If we habitually concentrate on or seek the familiar and the known, we may fail to notice a new opening, direction or opportunity. That day, when at the river, I was seeking the unfamiliar and different, and I found this lovely, intriguing rock.
When we allow ourselves to consider and accept the unexpected or the unknown and align ourselves with newly opened opportunities, then through the power of persistence we can achieve results that at the beginning may have seemed unattainable.
Remember, the persistent flow of the water transformed the rock!
Helena Kalivoda, an award-winning author, writes books that are inspired by her Soul. Find more about Helena and her books at http://www.booksbyhelena.ca or any main on-line bookstores.