I choose to be one with all that is, in deep peace. I choose to move with the flow, to enjoy the feel of the water, to breathe the water and let it direct my life. I choose to be one with the stream and to live in complete harmony with all that is in my world.
Yes, I see that there is a world outside the stream. I see that there is a sky and that there is land. But I do not yearn for what is not me and mine. I do not yearn to be other than what I am. For here, in this stream, I have power and presence. Here in the stream that is my natural element, I can swim quickly, can dart across the stream and chase after whatever I wish whenever I wish. I love living my life, the life that was given to me at birth. I love being exactly what and who I am. I love my natural environment and the way it moves with me, through me and around me.
I move with grace and ease here. I move without conflict or resistance. I swim, propelled by the force of nature. I steer by using the power that flows. I am harmony and ease and deep acceptance of the blessings that are mine.
Quado, do you have anything to add?
Ah, the fish is so wise. Why yearn to be other than you are, when there is so much that one can be within the world that is given you? Right now, with life exactly as it is, quiet your mind and your yearnings, still your regrets and criticisms, and look around. Like the fish, learn a deep appreciation of the flow just as it is.
If you are feeling out of sorts, always ask yourself whether you are thinking of the present. It is likely that you are out of sorts because of your focus on the past and the future, for the present, this moment right now, is always full of wonder and beauty. It is always deep with peace. And you can be connected with all of that wonder, beauty and peace, simply by dipping into it, breathing it in and being one with it, like falling into the heart of a flower, reaching up on the branches of a tree, riding on the wings of a bird overhead, and swimming with the fish in the flashing stream.
Fill your heart with love right now, with a deep love of life, and celebrate being alive in this moment, just as it is. Do not allow this moment to pass without living it fully. Swim; enjoy the feel of life on your skin. Be who you are and be glad.