Parable: River Water For Sale

Book: The Song of the Bird – Anthony De Mello

The master’s sermon that day consisted
of one enigmatic sentence.

With a wry smile he said, “All
I do is sit by the bank of the river,
selling river water.”

I was so busy buying the water that I failed to see the river. -Anthony De Mello (commentary)


How many times have we done this in our lives, that we are so busy focusing on ourselves, the dreams we put into our own eyes that we forget to see the beauty of Reality?


Nick Myers, a 28 year old serial blogger. Also minimalist, zen participant, philosopher, author of Emotional Alchemist, and tea disciple. I am one who sees a potential lesson in every experience in life. Life is who we are and life is our ultimate guru. I seek to bring us together through our own shared experiences. And hope to not only learn deeply who I am but to learn deeply who others are by dropping my ideas from moment to moment about you.

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