Use this prompt to inspire. Write for 5 minutes:
“Paddling the canoe down river, I finally understood what Dad meant. “
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**As a young child, my dad would take me to the river to fish. It was so peaceful. We could stand in silence for hours, yet feel connected to each other. It did not matter if we ever caught a fish. It was something about nature. I could never put it into words, but I could FEEL it. Before we would leave to return home, dad always said, “Life is like a river. Always remember, live your life like a river.”
He never went into detail, probably because of my age. Then suddenly, unexpectedly, one day, he was taken away. Through the years, I always returned to the river because of the memories. But, I also needed and longed for his thoughts about living life like a river. One day, “paddling the canoe down river, I finally understood what Dad meant.”
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.
This is my ultimate goal…to let go of the ego and become one with the Self; to flow in harmony with my Creator; to live in respect of nature and FEEL its connection; to join the vastness and dedicate all my power and energy for good; to help others heal; to play my role in helping humanity heal. This is how I want to live the rest of my life. This is where I will find peace.
**The part about my father is fiction.
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