I'm Looking Through You
Today while on my nature walk around Saratoga Lake, I came across a spillway where the lake water was rapidly draining into a culvert, sucking with it anything that got trapped in the whirlpool of energy. The water then rushed under the road and dropped down a cement spillway into a natural flowing stream that meandered through some cattail marshes finding its way eventually into another serene mountain lake. The amazing part of this scene was seeing the 20 or so 18"-20" trout fish trying to swim back up stream to the lake from which they had just been dumped. They were literally trying to jump up the spillway and waterfall, exerting tons of energy in an effort to return to what was known and comfortable.
I wanted to turn them around, face them down stream and tell them swim because another beautiful home awaits. Then I realized how many times in my life I am that fish, swimming upstream, unaware of the gifts that await me if I just let go and let life carry me to them.