The Tale Of Two Friends And A River
Transformation Magazine|Self Mastery, Sept. 2017

The Tale Of Two Friends And A River

Terez Hartmann

Once upon a time, there lived two friends who really loved to play together in a river. They were both deeply spiritual, inquisitive souls who enjoyed asking questions, reveled in exploration, and who could talk for hours and hours about every subject under the sun. While they each had their own unique paths that called them in different directions at times, and were both fiercely independent, they always found a way to connect and have a ball splashing around in the water together.

As time went on, the two friends continued to navigate the waters of life, each one choosing her path of least resistance at any given moment. While they may not have always understood each other’s choices and often tried to intervene when it looked like the other was stepping into particularly rough waters, they only discovered that with each attempt to impose their ideas of what the other should do or to “rescue” the other, they unknowingly added sharp rocks and rapids to their once peaceful river.

More time passed, and as the friends did their best to swim upstream through this now raging river to meet each other, the ride got rougher and rougher. Though they both knew that this was not healthy for either one of them, their desire to keep the relationship alive and habit of fighting the river caused the two of them to keep jumping in time and time again, even though they would emerge even more battered and bruised than the time before. In their limited thinking (and now many-year habit), these friends thought that this was the only way they could be together.

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