It happens to us all. We put our oars into the waters of life with blithe hope. Sometimes we find a gentle current and sometimes rapids. Either way, we stay afloat – because we must – until a tree falls across our river.
This obstacle blocks progress and creates a pile-up. Even if we rant at the tree to the point of exhaustion it won’t budge, and we only get hurt when we try to shift it. There’s only one solution to avoid a collision.
When a tree falls across a river the water doesn’t stop coming. It spreads out until it finds a new course around the tree.
We must do the same.