The water effortlessly flows downstream regardless of rocks in its path.
The water doesn’t stop and yell at the rock to get out of its way. The water doesn’t complain that a rock is there.
Water takes the path of least resistance and keeps it moving.
There’s no problem with a rock being in its path. It actually creates beautiful, peaceful, healing sounds when the water meets the rocks. Their meeting creates art.
I’m realizing now that the water’s effortless flow downstream — its path of least resistance — is led by the living spirit of the water and the living spirit in all things.
*Aho is a word of confirmation in the Native American culture. It’s similar to the African-American saying, ‘Word!’