Saturday, 29 October 2016

Thought 370: Fluid Water & Solid Rock

It is often said of people who are resilient in the face of adversity that they are solid or even 'rock solid'. 

While immediately graspable, a perhaps more enlightened way to describe them would be to say they are fluid or even as 'fluid as water'.

For it is a noteworthy curiosity that despite being not solid and completely fluid, it is water that erodes minerals and rocks over time, not the reverse.

Thus this natural occurrence may present us with a lesson we can draw as to the benefits of being flexible and fluid in our behavioural psychology so as not to be eroded by life's challenges or tide patterns that repeat over a long period of time, just as waves continually collapse onto rocky beaches.