The river flows onward without clinging to where it has already
been. It does not look back with regret the path it has taken
and carved. It has no fear of the inevitable upcoming boulders.
If it comes upon a DARK hole, it fills it up without dread.
It moves toward something bigger than itself without the worry
of losing its control or losing its identity. It merges with the
vastness elegantly and gracefully, becoming one, contributing
to the larger body all its power and energy.
Strength: the river has taken and carved
Courage: the river fills dark holes without dread
Beauty: the river merges elegantly and gracefully
In all the words written in the blogs of my Trust 30 friends, this passage is the one I find most compelling. Nico's words quietly inspire me to be more like a river, to flow in life with strength, courage and beauty.
In her words I hear not the rush of rapids, but the quiet power
of deep moving water - a river capable of carving a grand canyon, a river patient enough to embrace life one day at a time.
Wherever the river flows, life will flourish—great schools of fish—
because the river is turning the salt sea into fresh water.
Where the river flows, life abounds.
Then the Angel showed me Water-of-Life River, crystal bright.
It flowed from the Throne of God and the Lamb,
right down the middle of the street.
The Tree of Life was planted on each side of the River,
producing twelve kinds of fruit,
a ripe fruit each month.
The leaves of the Tree are for healing the nations.