I believe just about everyone has heard this nursery rhyme: “Row, row, row, your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.”
I watched a PBS special in which Wayne Dyer talked about being in a swimming pool with one of his daughters when she was quite young and singing this song. He dissected the song, and because it had a great impact on me, I wanted to share it with you.
Row, row, row, YOUR boat… not my boat or anyone else’s boat! What a simple analogy to place your focus and intention on your life, to live from your highest self and not try to control anyone else.
He continued on: Gently down the stream… If you are rowing YOUR boat, you will row gently down the stream as you move in alignment with your source. You have chosen the path of least resistance, instead of fighting upstream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream… Your life will be a dream; a dream come true because you are living the blueprint of your life in harmony with your source for everything. Your life is overflowing with great abundance.
Isn’t that a great metaphor on how to live your life? Truly, it’s how I live mine. When I began to implement this into my life, when I felt tempted to “get involved” in something that was not mine to “get involved in,” I would say, “That’s not my boat.” It may sound funny, however it’s been a great way to live my life.
I have found that in rowing MY boat, maintaining inner peace and harmony is not difficult. It’s really awesome when you have techniques that you can pull from when you need them. It genuinely keeps one centered.
I encourage you to apply the technique in this analogy to your life, and then please share how it has enhanced your life on a daily basis. I believe you will be filled with peace and happiness from within, as you live in harmony with your source.
With much love,