I can stand at the treeline and see the River, but I can’t experience the River until I choose to step into the water. With each step forward, I am deeper and experience more. I leave the safe for the unexplored. Life is a choice – stay safe at the treeline and talk to others about how much I understand and have read about the River or courageously step in, immerse myself, and spend my days learning to let go, flow, and swim.