Just recently I spent a week in the Swiss Alps. Each morning on my travels, I took a bottle of water in my rucksack. The weather was warm and, because I did a lot of walking, the water didn’t last all day.
But you don’t need to go far before you see a water fountain. It seems that in every village square and railway station there is a fountain flowing continuously.
One afternoon when I was buying a cup of tea from a café, I asked about the fountain outside – was it safe to drink the water?
The proud reply was that the water from every fountain in Switzerland is drinking quality.
From then on I was able to refill my water bottle wherever I went. And I must say that cold, direct from the mountains, it tastes delicious!
It reminds me of how we get refreshed in life; there is always a fountain on hand. The energy of life that is continuously flowing through us is the fount of fresh perspectives.
A new perspective brings a refreshing experience. New options become visible and new choices are possible. Like sunlight breaking through, everything looks different even though nothing has changed.
There is an infinite supply of new perspectives because there are always thoughts that we have not yet thought.
But you can’t refill a bottle that is already full. If you want to be refreshed, then don’t take your current thoughts as inevitably true. Spend less time with them; leave room for new thoughts.
Just like I did, you can rely on the fountain. There’s nothing special you need to do – knowing that the flow is always there is enough.