Serving Like Water.

by Patrick Liew on February 14, 2013

As we celebrate the Lunar Year of the Water Snake, I reflected upon the virtues of water.

To live life is to be like water.

The way of success is somewhat like a reflection of the way of water.

Water speaks to me of ability, adaptability and agility. These are qualities that are much needed in the brave new era of uncertainties.

Water can take on different shapes, states and sizes. It can also help trigger different senses and sensations.

There is no other element that can be hot or cold, be still or flowing, and ascend to the sky and descend to the depths of earth.

Water is an essence of life. Without it, all life forms cease to exist.

Planet Earth may not be able to sustain itself.

Water cleanses and purifies.

In the same way, we need to search our soul and be true to ourselves. We need to bring out the best from ourselves and live life at its best.

Just as reflections from water cannot be clear if it is stirred and muddied, we need to be still to seek the wisdom of life.

We need to calm our mind and be focused.

Water is unstoppable.

Any obstacle that stands in the way of water will eventually have to give way to it. Water will soon find its way to the destination.

Water influences life.

It is at the same time meek and powerful, soft and strong. It can be gentle and submissive and yet, it can move mountains and change environments.

Water gives life.

It flows across the land and down to the lowest depths, bringing forth and sustaining life.

Water satisfies us like no other food.

It is one of the most potent and unclassified medicine for health and overall well-being.

Water is a vital resource to every country. It can be used to value-add to any human and is a driving force supporting economic, social and environmental engines

Like water, we should aim to be assets. Give the gift of life by inspiring and being a blessing to others.

In particular, it bodes well to remember that we will not live the best of life if we do not reach out to the least, the last and the lost who are living among us.

Flow on my friend and be a life-giver.

May the Lunar Year of the Water Snake be the start of the best years in your life.

May God bless you with overflowing abundance of the choicest of blessings.  All your dreams and heart’s desires be fulfilled.

May ‘La Dolce Vita’ be yours throughout eternity.

Gong Xi Fatt Cai!

Patrick Liew


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