Life is a river metaphor

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life is a river metaphor

River Quotes (257 quotes)

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A Rushing River is The Ultimate Metaphor For a Wise Life. Written by Bamboo Forest. Illustration by *Smudgeproof. There's a reason why the sound of a river or .


Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old river quotes, river sayings, and river proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources. The river is one of my favorite metaphors, the symbol of the great flow of Life Itself. The river begins at Source, and returns to Source, unerringly. This happens every single time, without exception. We are no different.

Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. With the new year well under way, it's interesting to see how many people are intentionally trying to initiate change in some area s their life while, at the same time, resisting it in others. Right now, many people are flocking to the gym with a desire resolution to get fit -- and that sort of change is a wonderful thing. Yet, at the same time, change may be happening in some other area of their life where they don't really welcome it, such as a job or lifestyle change, which may be perceived as a bad thing. It is a paradox with which we have all danced.

A] We are always doing things for the first time. While we move between our source birth to our destination death , the landscape will always be new. We should face these novelties with joy, not with fear — because it is useless to fear what cannot be avoided. A river never stops running. B] In a valley we walk slower. When everything around us becomes easier, the waters grow calm, we become more open, fuller and more generous.


I saw one of our students at lunch a couple of years ago and she clearly needed help in thinking about what to do. She was in the last week of our Global Executive MBA program which targets an older, international group of students and she had been working as a trader in a US bank for the last few years and I would guess she was in her mid thirties. I asked how she was and she said that although she was terribly confused about what to do with her career she was afraid to come and see me because she knew I would ask her a simple question for which she had no answer. The question is, of course, what do you want to do? I always ask and am always surprised by the way people react. Many simply have no clue. Maybe they have been wrestling with the issue and maybe they have actually never thought about it.

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  1. Life is like a river. This is the ultimate metaphor for life. Many an American writer has compared life to the game of baseball. Myself included.

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