I want to be a pool
up in the mountains where it's cool
I want to be a stream
entranced by jungle and sea
I want to be One but I am many times too
I want to be true
I want to be lost inside of you
I want to run past you
and I want to hold your hand
because I am the stranger and your closest friend
I want to persuade you to come along
because I am soft and eternally strong
and I will make it worth your while
come walk with me for a mile
I want to stand still and gaze at the sky
I know I am the moments that can make you cry
and the sunrise that lets you fly
And then I want to rush on towards light and bliss
and through the wind I'll blow you a kiss
I want to be the one who you miss
I want to sit quiet and hear each of your thoughts
I am the listener and soulmate the universe brought
I want to say something without words or great noise
because I am here for a reason and out of free choice
And deep in my pool a poem is hidden
that I have written
I want to be the pool that you drink from
and the stream that you ride
when you want to be high
Touch me and I will make you fly
and wrap your heart in a song
Often I hear: Go with the flow. Go with the stream. Go with the wind, where it will take you. Jump into the deep end. Go, go, go.
Then I wondered.
Ever seen an aeroplane take off? Ever looked at a windsock indicating the direction of the wind?
They never take off with the wind. It’s always into the wind. Of course there are aerodynamic reasons.
Wind coming from the front over the wing lifts the plane. A headwind therefore facilitates the take off and shortens the runway required to get into the air. Wind from the back is only good when we are up there. On the ground it has a negative effect on our ability to lift off. Once up there then a tailwind pushes us along and saves us fuel and time, increasing our speed without much effort from our behalf.
What if we use that example for our life.
Just going with the wind or jumping into the stream tears us along at a rate of knots. We don’t lift off. We tumble, sink, drown, crash. The fewest of us have enough runway or smooth waters to eventually gain some lift.
We want to gain lift in our life. We are here to make life work out for us.
Why not use the wind blowing in our life and turn into it head-on? Instead of running with it lets utilise it to get off the ground, to get lift-off, to gain much needed perspective, height and clarity and then once we are in control and stabilised and know exactly what we want, turn with the wind and zoom towards our dreams. A little pressure from the front could be quite beneficial to get us going. I for one love facing into the wind. I will be my own aeroplane and pilot it to the destination of my choice.