Where can you find the very nature of your self? Begin by finding what is supporting you. Where does the path of understanding begin and end? It begins by knowing there is little to achieve through hard work and dedication to a few ideas. To fully grasp an understanding of allegiance to the self you must be one with the river of life. If you have your head down, working hard swimming laps back and forth across the river, you are chopping wood. You may feel your self getting stronger, doing these laps and chopping the wood. You may feel you’re are doing mental push-ups to be more prepared, but in this practice doing will leave you right where you began. And intelligence has nothing to do with having a complete understanding of self. The path to understanding begins with letting go, letting your self be with the river instead of just in it. The path ends with older wiser you.