Emotional Waters

Emotions, like water
take many forms
we may bottle our feelings
or let them flow like a river

They can suddenly come
crashing against the rock 
of selfishness
or ripple in widening circles
when a pebble of understanding
is invited into the smooth surface

Our emotions can 
rush off a tall cliff
splashing into deep waters or
bubble and babble
in playful tumbles over
stones of experience made smooth

"...observe your feelings - whether they are pleasant, unpleasant , or neutral. Feelings flow in us like a river, and each feeling is a drop of water in that river." - Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo by David Dalfovo courtesy of Unsplash


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