Water’s natural tendency is to settle. Undisturbed by outside forces a body of water will sit motionless. Once a single stone has breached the skin of the water it takes time for the force to ripple and settle. If new stones are constantly thrown in and no time is given to calm the waters the normal state of the lake would appear to be one of turbulence. This does not change the fact that it’s most natural, effortless state would be one of peace.

Settling Water

The lesson: although it might seem normal to feel distracted, stressed and overwhelmed the most natural state of mind is one of peace and calm. Peace, clarity and focus are achieved through a reduction of stimuli from both environment and thought. You control the stones, refuse to throw in  stones and the water will settle.