Consider the source. The source of water for the earth is fresh and clear and crystal cold. If you ever been to the site of a spring you’ll see the water flowing as clearly as the air, you’ll be able to see all the way down to the rocky bottom as if there was nothing there at all.
Springs are the source of water for rivers and lakes and reservoirs and nourishment. They are pure and only pure, and the water in some has traveled through the ground, getting tumbled and mineralized, for miles before reaching the abrupt surface of the earth.
When we consider the source - of water - we can see the clarity that resides therein. When the water comes from the source, it is unburdened by grimy tarry sooty dirty scummy information; it is crystalline in its purity and therefore completely truthful.
Ideally, the source is a point of honesty and trustworthiness. The source is raw and real and where you want to go for answers - even if you didn’t know you had the questions.
Drink spring water, the plastic bottles declare, for it is clean and healthy and will wash your insides free of the toxins you acquire. Come to the spring, the healers say, and be cleansed with a purification for body, mind, and spirit.
Consider the source, they say. They say it when a word makes us feel grimy, when a statement makes our hearts feel heavy. Consider the source, they say, when a story comes with a doubt shadow lingering in its wake.
The source matters, and when we begin to open our eyes to sources that are untrustworthy, overly opinionated, and dishonest, we consider them, and we make a decision whether to trust our vulnerability with its presence or to turn in search of an honest spring.
by Emily Nielsen
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
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