Christian Reifsteck, Standing Stones Healing Co.
We all feel like quitting sometimes. Life gets us down, we have challenges, we struggle.
And we consider giving up.
While hiking the other day, I heard the sound of rushing water. All around me was the sound of a strong stream. It was tumbling over rocks and rushing with power. Yet no water was flowing past me. To my right and left was nothing but leaves and rocks and trees with no water to be found.
Had I found a phantom stream?
No, I realized in amazement that I was standing on top of an underground stream. Hidden beneath my feet, beneath the leaves and dirt and rocks, was a rapid, rushing stream. In all of my years hiking, I had never experienced anything like it.
Click to hear the phantom river:
We all feel like giving up sometimes. But the stream beneath my feet had a message for me:
When you feel like quitting...
When you feel like giving up...
Know that a hidden river lies within you. There is a rushing stream inside you. Perhaps you can't see it right now, but if you are still, quiet, and listen, you will hear it.
We don't always have proof of progress. We can't always see the stream. But a whole hidden river might be rushing under our feet. And the evidence of it will make itself known in cracks in the rocks and places where it briefly bursts forth.
Keep going. You have a whole river inside of you. Listen for the hidden river and be on the lookout for the cracks in the rocks showing the power that lies beneath. I believe in your power.
Blessings for your journey!