The Wisdom of the Sands
A stream arose in high mountains and at last reached the sands of the desert. Just as it had crossed every other barrier, the stream tried to cross this one. As fast as it ran into the sand, its waters disappeared. Its destiny was to cross this desert but there was no way. Now a hidden voice, coming from the desert itself, whispered: "The wind crosses the desert, and so can the stream."
The stream objected. The wind could fly and this was why it could cross a desert.
The voice said. "You must allow the wind to carry you over to your destination."
"But how could this happen?"
"By allowing your self to be absorbed in the wind."
This idea was not acceptable to the stream. After all, it had never been absorbed before. It did not want to lose its individuality.
"The wind," said the sand, "takes up water, carries it over the desert, and then lets it fall again. Falling as rain, the water again becomes a river."
"But can I not remain the same stream that I am today?" "You will always be water," the whisper said. "Your water is carried away and forms a stream again."
When he heard this, the stream dimly remembered once being held in the arms of the wind. So the stream raised his vapor into the welcoming arms of the wind, which gently and easily bore it upwards and across the desert, letting it fall softly as soon as they reached the roof of a mountain, many miles away. The rain fell and the rivulets gathered and once more there was a stream.
- Osho -
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