There are many ways to travel down the river of life. Imagine riding in a boat made from the energy you have gathered from your experiences and relationships as well as the energy you are creating with your beliefs, feelings, and thoughts. Seeing its shape, color, and size would reveal your inner world. Noticing the construction of your energy boat could give you insight.
Many of us have traveled the river of life in boats with holes; we attach ourselves to other vessels to keep ourselves afloat. That connection makes us feel safer, but we were still taking on water, slowly sinking, unable to catch the current that would take us to our potential.
These holes are the energy leaks in our relationships. They happen when we turn ourselves inside-out trying to make someone happy or believe we can pour enough time and love into another person’s life to change their direction. Any time we try to give away pieces of ourselves to enrich a relationship, we are creating a fissure or crack in our energy boat.
We give the best of ourselves when we use our energy to build a sturdy boat that celebrates our personal spirit. Then we can ride the rapids and slip through the waves of life’s waters, sharing the wake of possibilities we create. We can join others in the protected coves so we can continue repairing any new holes our choices are creating.
Notes along the way… Jeanne McElvaney
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