A Raging River.
It’s so easy to go with the flow. To just be swept away with the current of the daily lives we are in.
I should be doing this. I have to do that.
Does it really have to be that way? Is there no way to turn it around?
Salmon, after living full lives in the ocean, return to the little streams from where they were born to reproduce. Not only does this mean avoiding all of the predators, traps, and *gasp!* humans that lie in wait to catch and eat them, but it also involves swimming UPSTREAM, against the strong raging currents of the rivers, eddies, and, even waterfalls, that lead back to where they were born.
It’s programmed into their blood. It’s something they do. Something they have to do.
That’s a lot of swimming, upstream, against a ton of things that want that salmon dead. And what for?
The survival of their species.
Salmon fight and endure all that to make sure there will still be salmon swimming in the future. Continued survival of their kind – a very important thing if you ask me.
When was the last time you fought against the current? Endured pain, suffering, and shame to achieve something you held most important, a cause you hold so dear. Whether for yourself, for others, or for the world.
Your SHOULD TO, your HAVE TO, is better used for things you want to be doing, things that you need to be doing, for the continued survival, and growth, of your person. Of your mind. Of your soul.
Does that have to sound so bad? Here’s a way to make it better:
I SHOULD do _____________, or else I DIE OTHERWISE.
Sounds pretty good, actually.
Yes, easier said than done. And yes, it’s like that for a reason:
How much do you really want it?
Do you REALLY WANT it?
How important is it for you?
Go against the current, of what’s currently making you miserable, unhappy. Do what you have, should, need to be doing, else you die.
It doesn’t need to be big. Start small. 15 minutes a day. Just keep going at it. Sooner or later, you’ll have enough strength and force to start making headway against the current, and to the end goal which you desire. Just don’t give up and keep going and going and going.
You’ll be glad you tried. You’ll be glad you did it.
Against a Raging River.