breathing under water

is it possible
to meet life fully
and let the ocean
drown you
until you learn to breathe
under water?

or must we all
try and fight back
the waves
as they crash
upon us?

oh! the endless
pushing back
against the world
makes you so weary

you cannot stop the water
so i say

let it in
let it all in
surrender yourself completely
let it break your heart wide open
until there is nothing left
to protect
and there you will find
the freedom
you seek

there are only two choices
breakdown or breakthrough.

The Water Teacher

Water is always trying to return to itself
Seeking the easiest way
To return home
And lose itself in the whole
It does not struggle to retain its identity
Or complain about being
A single drop
It does not tell a story
About how it ended up
As a puddle, destined to
Dry up and evaporate.
It simply accepts
Its destiny
Knowing innately that
All is well

Why! oh why!
Are we
So cut off from our innate knowing?
Do we really think we are so alone
Like a single drop of water?