I once heard a story about a person swimming in river. The river was flowing along with some speed, and all of a sudden, he sees a rock coming downstream. He started to swim with all his might against the current, but the flow was too strong and carried him into the rock. Bruised, he managed to survive, but a few moments later, he spied another rock. Again, he fought to go against the current but lost the battle again. After hitting the second rock, he was exhausted and could hardly make an attempt when a third rock came into view. This time, he let the river have him, and he relaxed. Something unexpected happened. When he succumbed to the will of the river, the current carried him around the rock without a bruising.
Although it is an analogy, I often think of this story when I encounter a situation in my life that requires me to change. I take a moment to reflect (Me, Changing) and wonder, “What can I learn in this moment? What is this moment supposed to be teaching me?” It isn’t always easy to let the current of change take over, but sometimes, when we do, the outcome is remarkable.