“Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force.”― Lao Tzu
I could no longer swim against the current, I had grown weary. So, I let the tide take me way out to sea, and in that moment of near drowning you held out your hand. You found me afloat in the darkness, unable to find my way back, I had almost lost the battle. I wanted to drown, to be suffocated, to end the misery, but in knowing I was not alone, I surrendered. I began to move slowly, parallel to the shore. I regained my strength. There was no more struggle, just a serenity of senses in very deep waters, “You can’t fight the waves,” a still small voice said, “rather enlist them in your struggle.” So I let all that is within me flow with the movement of the water, and the waves worked for me, as they brought me gently back to shore.
I am always thankful to those who reach out a hand of friendship when I am in the midst of struggle, no matter how tiny the voice. It’s like a life-line back to the shore, a beacon of light guiding me out of self-pity.. Never underestimate the power of love, kindness and friendship..