Confrontation Between Stream & Rock

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In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
the stream always wins -
not through strength but by perseverance.
- The Buddha 



Without perseverance, things stay stagnant. A stream that goes dry and doesn't flow has consequences. While some people may believe in order to succeed one must be a positive thinker, I would agree that positive thinking is nice and polite, but positive action is by far more effective.  To be somebody's rock is also nice and kind but what chance does the rock have of moving forward if all it is, is a means for someone to lean upon? As the Buddha said, "In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength but by perseverance."


The average adult body is 50% to 65% water. I like to think of the water content as the stream within me. Therefore, in order to persevere, I must keep moving by implementing positive action daily. A rock can get crushed or never move. A good healthy stream keeps flowing. Sometimes I may feel like I am between a rock and a hard spot and positive thinking could be a good thought; however,  positive action will more than likely get results. Thoughts are free-flowing, just like the stream. I dream of goals being achieved for myself and others and that's why I love being a Real Estate Agent. 


 Thoughts on 9/11/19, by Patricia Feager


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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - an interesting post about perseverance presented in a new and different way.  The quote you chose for this post is "spot on".  

Sep 11, 2019 09:38 AM #1
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

We need to keep moving towards wherever it is we are going. I enjoyed reading your post (as always)!

Sep 11, 2019 11:32 AM #2
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia nice take on this.  I agree that perseverance play a major roll in succeeding and achieve the goal.  Even the Bible in the book of Revelation stresses that.

Sep 11, 2019 11:32 AM #3
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Good thoughts on perserverance this morning, Patricia. The stream and the rock, whether on a small scale or grand (think Grand Canyon) prove your point. 

Sep 11, 2019 11:56 AM #4
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

When I taught Jr High Science, I would tell my eighth graders that because their body is about 70% water, they needed to drink quite a bit of water and it needed to be just plain pure water, not all sugared up and polluted with every thing else that gets added to it.. give their bodies a head start on it's main composition material..  some of them actually listened! I like the thought that the water within us is the stream that can win against the rocks in our life if we persevere in attacking the rock.

Sep 11, 2019 05:28 PM #5
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Love the quote and your post, Patricia!  I suppose you're going to need to keep your stream hydrated with plenty of fresh water so those creek beds don't dry up! 

Happy Wednesday!

Sep 11, 2019 10:13 PM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love that photo, such an amazing scene!  I hope that you will keep that stream flowing inside of you and continue to stay healthy!

Sep 12, 2019 11:08 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Set those high goals and make the remaining months of this year your best ever.

Sep 12, 2019 11:51 AM #8
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Buddha knows his stuff. That’s a really nice picture to show your point too.

Sep 12, 2019 07:22 PM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

When Buddha talks, we listen. ;)   You are right, positive thoughts and attitudes do require action to take fruition and keep us moving forward.  We can't lay in bed meditating about a fabulous life, we have to get up and get out there and take the right steps. 

Sep 13, 2019 10:33 AM #10
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Patricia, I like this quote very much, and how you connected the water in our bodies with perseverance. Always a pleasure to read your essays.

Sep 14, 2019 09:04 AM #11
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi Patricia,  This is a wonderful post.  I love the picture and your thoughts concerning the rock and the stream are so enlightening.  You indeed, are a stream of positivity.  Keep flowing, my friend.  Others need you! :)

Sep 14, 2019 01:03 PM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Patricia:

What an insightful post about perseverance. That a wonderful quote by The Buddha, and the perfect photo!


Sep 18, 2019 11:43 AM #13
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