It is so easy to toughen under stress, to tense and tighten to carry the load. Perhaps it is time to learn from the water around us. Water is a most powerful force, able to carve mountains into great valleys, move enormous loads, and traverse even the most inhospitable terrain. Water is able to this without rigidity, without tension. It flows around obstacles, slowly wearing them away rather than getting stuck behind the barrier. Let your inner ice thaw, relax and flow, and you may find the journey to be an easier one.