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Our thoughts and feelings flow like a river.

If we try to stop the flow of a river, we will meet the resistance of the water.

It is better to flow with it, and then we may be able to guide it in ways we want it to go.

Our thoughts and feelings flow like a river. If we try to stop the flow of a river, we will meet the resistance of the water. It is better to flow with it, and then we may be able to guide it in ways we want it to go. We must not attempt to halt it.

Keep in mind that the river must flow and that we are going to follow it. We must be aware of every little stream that joins it. We must be aware of all the thoughts, feelings and sensations that arise in us – of their birth, duration and disappearance. Do you see? Now the resistance begins to disappear. The river of perceptions is still flowing, but no longer in darkness. It is flowing in the sunlight of awareness. To keep this sun always shining inside of us, illuminating each rivulet, each pebble, each bend in the river, is the practice of meditation. 

To practice meditation is, first of all, to observe and follow these details.

 

Thich Nhat Hanh