A wise man once claimed that we cannot step into the same
River twice. Spirit tells me that the river referred to was Life, not
Water, alone. And, claims Spirit, the River of Life contains many
Undercurrents that we must step carefully through to reach safety.
The unavoidable undercurrents of emotion and thought are two
Potential dangers we each must learn to walk through while
Crossing the River of Life.
Deep breathing and meditation can help us.
Air is necessary to life but only if we breathe in and then out.
If we practice sitting quietly and breathing deeply, while we
Focus on a particular emotion that is troubling us, then
Step into that emotion by breathing it in, deeply, and then
Release it, again and again.
Both emotion and thought, claims Spirit, are life-giving energies.
But, as with all nutrients, there is a fine balance between
Beneficial (the Middle Way) and the self-destructive quantities of
Too little or too much. We each must learn to recognize our