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Be Water My Friend

"Treasure is uncovered by the force of flowing water, and it is buried by the same currents" - From the book The Alchemist

I started reading The Alchemist again today for the bizzilioneth time. And the above quote slapped me round the face (figuratively). I can never remember reading this quote which to me enforces the idea that good books should be read multiple times over many years. You can learn more as your perception and understanding of the world will grow over time.

I guess for me the reason why this stood out, is that is mirrors a path I have been walking for the last year. The idea of oneness, enlightenment and that in the words of Alan Watts "we are God". These concepts are so alien in the western world. To think such things may be considered madness. However the more I have studied this look at life it resonates more and more with me. Sometimes truth is felt, not understood.

Having OCD for as long as I can remember and dealing with mild depression over the last two years, I have been seeking that promise-land of piece and understanding. Thank God I am starting to see. The above quote speaks to me because we in any given moment can reveal our own treasure or bury it so far into the abyss. Each moment is a choice. A choice to remember what we truly are or to keep playing that we are not. Each moment, in the choices you make, hide or reveal your treasure (which is your truth).

Love each moment, and make your choices according to your Godly nature.

To your success,

Stu

You are a what the whole universe is doing, in the same way that a wave is what the whole ocean is doing.

Alan Watts

You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.

Bruce Lee

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