If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Think of yourself as a river. You chart your own course. Sometimes you meet great cliffs and boulders in your way so you change course, take a different direction and go on your way. You don’t stop there. You are ever flowing. You do not get frozen at this one cliff you cannot bore into. You are not meant to bore into it anyway because your path is much simpler than that! It is by nature, that of effortless ease. So you correct your course and move along.
Sometimes (as a river and as a person), you will find that humans have ‘reclaimed’ land and built their structures on your natural course. When your energy is low, your voice is drowned and you aren’t able to forge your own path, you will find yourself following all these detours that people outside of yourself have placed for you. However, (and this is bound to happen no matter how long it takes), each time you are energized, and you find your voice, you will always follow your natural course of effortless ease and you will sweep away the little bridges and houses and obstructions that people have placed on your path rather assertively. This is what happens in nature and it is what our nature is.