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The River That Flows Backwards

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St. Johns River flowing through Jacksonville at night Image courtesy of Don Dearing on flickr.com

St. Johns River flowing through Jacksonville at night
Image courtesy of Don Dearing on flickr.com

Did you know the vast majority of rivers in the world flow from north to south? This is almost a freaky weird statistic, molding our distinction about north being on top of the world. King of the hill. For goodness sakes, even Santa lives up there!

I think the misnomer about which way rivers are “supposed” to flow comes about partially because our minds are conditioned to believe, when considering a map, that north is up(hill) and south is down(hill). Kinda like the drip drip drip of the coffee pot.

These north-to-south flowing rivers do follow a basic rule of plumbing. There are actually 3 basic rules of plumbing. Don’t know them? The 3 rules of plumbing: (1) hot’s on the left, cold’s on the right, (2) stuff, like waste, or sewage (a nice way of putting it) doesn’t flow uphill, and (3) payday is Friday. Which rule do the rivers follow? Ummm, it’s #2.

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Caught In The Undertow

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Can you read the waves in the ocean, and life?

Can you read the waves in the ocean, and life?

I love to swim and play in the ocean. I guess I must have ¬†been born that way, like some dogs are called “water dogs”. Having grown up in Vero Beach, Florida, my brother and I spent a lot of time at the beach. We would play in the waves for hours on end, riding our rafts all the way to the shore whenever we caught a good wave. I remember packing up the car with rafts, blankets, towels, food and drink, and lotion, and then the satisfaction of arriving at the beach for a good wave day; it was exhilarating!

On several occasions while riding the waves I recall being caught in an undertow. Usually when this happened it was sort of fun, like riding a big wave on my raft and being out of control for just a fraction of time. It often made me giggle. Maybe that’s just my love of adventure, I don’t know. Being caught in the undertow was sort of funny too, the first few times it happened, as I was able to overcome the feeling of being out of control quickly. Well, that all changed when I experienced a strong undertow that took me to the bottom and tossed me around until I was almost out of breath. That was scary, not knowing when it would end and I would be able to overtake the strong ocean current.

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Immature… Pure… and the 3 States of Matter

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So the Bible begins… appropriately… with these words…

In the beginning…

Water, Icebergs and water vapor in the clouds.. the 3 states of matter. These 3 can also be thought of as conditions of the heart… and where we are on the road of life.

These three words that have the power to provide crystal clear answers to just about anything and everything. If we just knew some of the answers, true mysteries would be resolved forevermore… talk about discovery! However, maybe the elusive bewilderment is actually part of the answer here?

Through Trust… Believe… and Faith… we discovery many answers… and find peace…

As for our heart, in the beginning our heart was immature… and pure.

So what does it matter?

Well, the next thing to transpire after the first spanking… life happens.

Immature… and pure… and then we experience feeling…

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Listening To What A Heart Is Really Saying

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Like the heart, at the core of the peach lies the seed… nurture the seed and it will produce an abundant tree!

Have you ever noticed that when you get to know someone really well you can almost “hear right through them” and into their heart? It’s as if you can tell the minutiae from the meat and potatoes when they speak.

I can hide a lot of stuff in my heart… from you, me and everybody else too! If that’s my choice. However, if you really spend some time with me you’ll eventually be able to discern my true feelings… and what my heart is really saying.

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Embracing The Journey: Living What Your Heart Is Saying

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Yee-Haw !!

When I started out on my own as a Geologist it was really scary. I had been working in the consulting field for about 10 years, and self-employment was something that I always wanted to do. I asked several people (much wiser, older guys) that worked with me and in our field about the idea and they encouraged me to do it. They all said that I would make out fine. So I did… scary as it was, I struck out on my own… left my salaried position at Jones, Edmunds and gave it a whirl. What I found out about self-employment was valuable but not nearly as important as this single action that I took along the way…

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