|Picture Courtesy : Etsy online- Scott Harding Art |
(this painting is copyright of the artist- Scott Harding and it is up for sale online on ETSY)
Usually, this term is alluding to the idiom, "cross the Rubicon" which means doing something that will give very important results and is going to change your course or your fate. When I use this term, crossing the river, I picture a picturesque place with a beautiful bank on one side and a dense forest on the other. I probably see myself, moving from this dense forest to the other side, which is calm and serene. As we were talking, my friend was mentioning about his experience getting through prelims. He said how he diligently put in a great amount of work everyday and enjoyed the process, despite its stress. He was able to get through with so much ease and he felt that his hard work paid off. After that, when he gave me a topic to help write my blog, I thought, what he said, made perfect sense of this phrase. Crossing the River by no means, is an easy task. However, if we put in our effort and swim to the other side, we can find new meanings and new life.
One step at a time is my mantra for this whole process. Today, every friend I met, has inspired me in one way or other, they have taught me how they face their hardships and keep moving forward. It makes us realize how anyone around you can be your teacher, if you pay attention, they can surely teach you ways that will make this 'crossing the river' easy and fun.