Not So Speechless Sunday: The Joy Of Rushing Water!

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After breakfast yesterday, we walked to the Cold Spring that runs behind and to the side of Cold Spring Tavern in Santa Barbara.  It continues under the road to the other side where it meets up with another running creek. 

 

We stood for a few minutes listening to the rushing waters on both sides of the street.  It was heading to the Santa Ynez River watershed. It was a stereophonic lovely musical experience. 

 

It reminded us of Wayne Dyer who once mentioned in a lecture. that every morning while living in Maui, he would drive out to a favorite waterfall in order to meditate.  Sitting under the constant shower of water, his mind would  magically get quiet.  

 

"Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong."

Lao Tsu

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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Ron and Alexandra. I like the sound of flowing water. It has a calming effect. Enjoy your day!

Jan 13, 2019 04:34 AM #6
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I like that quote:

"Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong."

Jan 13, 2019 04:42 AM #7
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Nina Hollander
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Lovely scene, Alexandra. I can see why you took that picture. I've got lots of sound of water today... it's been pouring rain like mad here in Charlotte.

Jan 13, 2019 05:02 AM #8
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Good morning Alexandra. What a lovely and focused picture. I love the Lao Tsu quote as well.

Jan 13, 2019 05:16 AM #9
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Alexandra and Ron- - -you have created a certain calmness and serenity with this post. Have a pleasant Sunday. 

Jan 13, 2019 05:29 AM #10
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Gabe Sanders
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Thanks for the beautiful photo effect, Ron and Alexandra.  I could almost hear the sound of the water.

Jan 13, 2019 05:58 AM #11
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Water is such a universally pleasing sound - there has to be something special about our connection to water. Don't think I've ever heard someone say they don't enjoy the sound of waves, or a creek babbling, or a rushing river. Since our bodies are comprised of energy and water, maybe we recognize an intrinsic link. 

Jan 13, 2019 07:02 AM #12
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William Feela
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For me there is nothing more soothing than the sound of a babbling stream.

Jan 13, 2019 07:08 AM #13
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That is such a soothing  picture and love the quote and I think Debb is right with our link.. Have yourself a calm soothing day. 

Jan 13, 2019 07:46 AM #14
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It is funny, I have a large screened in back patio (it allows me to enjoy Florida nature without bugs). I sit out almost every night and listen to the crickets. They are quite loud and incredibly peaceful.

Jan 13, 2019 08:01 AM #15
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What a joy to live around so much natural beauty. The area has an aura.

Jan 13, 2019 10:56 AM #16
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What a delightful little scene that is, Alexandra.  I could sit here all day, and drink it in!

Jan 13, 2019 11:12 AM #17
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - When you seek inspiration, it will show up. I do believe that very much. The photo is terrific!

Jan 13, 2019 01:56 PM #18
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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - The image is mesmerizing and can put you in a meditative state.  Love the quote by Lao Tsu. It is so accurate about water. Most of the natural beauty in the world was carved out by water. Sedona being one of those areas !!

Jan 13, 2019 02:14 PM #19
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Hi Ron and Alexandra- there is definitely something very soothing about hearing the sound of flowing water.  I've been thinking of a small indoor fountain. 

Jan 13, 2019 05:11 PM #20
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Alexandra, not only do I love the sound of water, but to watch it is even better. So with that said I could just stare at your post for hours... too bad I do not have the luxury of that much time, Endre

Jan 13, 2019 06:58 PM #21
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Your quote is so strong that it brings me peace and thought Alexandra...

Jan 13, 2019 09:39 PM #22
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Roy Kelley
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I love the quote that you paired with your photograph.

My morning has been spent shoveling snow.

Jan 14, 2019 08:38 AM #23
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Love this quote:

"Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong."

Lao Tsu

Jan 14, 2019 01:23 PM #24
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 this resonates with me.  I have always loved bodies of water nearby, they are a source of peace.

Jan 14, 2019 01:58 PM #25
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