Water is Stronger Than Stone

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“Water’s constant flow will eventually wear anything down and carry everything away.”

 – Lama Surya Das in Derek Lin, Tao Te Ching

On many days I aspire to water. I am fluid, dynamic, influential, supple, powerful, refreshing and cleansing.

On other days I regress to stone. I am hard, rigid, static, immovable, dusty and rough.

The Grand Canyon was formed by the Colorado River beginning between 5 and 6 million years ago. And it is still forming. Drip by drip.

I am still forming, too. Less stone, more water. Drip by drip.


DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world. Connect with him on Twitter at @berrydavid.

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