The water murmured to me... 'Come join with me' it seemed to say 'Float with me, and I will carry your cares away!' It was very tempting... To take just a small step, and in a moment me and the river would have become one... But then a flurry of snow came on an icy wind, and the decision to fall into the depths passed with a shiver of common sense.
When the time comes, as it does for us all, to gaze deeply into our own depths, it is not always visible like this. There is not often a clear view back into the past from this place in the present. Sometimes there is so much debris, so much emotion and so much clutter in the way, we can hardly tell which way is up. It is more often not at all like this. Our lives are so full of our experiences, our beliefs, our judgments and our perceptions, that everything we view, is viewed through these personal filters. The chances are, we have a turgid past!
If we truly want to travel with ease through the rest of our days, we HAVE to look at our stuff! We gotta trawl those deep and murky depths and take out the rubbish! In the end, we all reach our true source - just like the river, when it merges again with the sea.. Perhaps we should ask ourselves when we get there.. 'Am I still so full of old garbage that I will just keep on polluting?' Or should I take this magical chance right now, and clean up my act, once and for always!