The Power of Persistence

A couple days ago, I set out for a long walk in my favourite park. Once on the path winding close to the river, I could not resist visiting for a moment.

The moment extendedrock with hole into two hours of delighting myself with the diversity of the river rocks. As always, there were rocks of various shapes, sizes, and colours. I noticed one that was rather unusual – the rock was smooth and it had a round hole I could see through. The opening was clearly shaped by the persistent flow of the water.

Seeing the hole in the rock reminded me of the power of applied determined thought. It validated for me that perseverance brings results. When the water encountered the rock in its way, it did not stop or hesitate. It was not thinking of what it should do, that the rock is hard, that it will not work out. It simply flowed on.

There it was, a hole in the rock – a new opening, a new path for the water to flow through. A formation that one may deem as unexpected or discount as impossible, yet it was there.

If we habitually concentrate on or seek the familiar and the known, we may fail to notice a new opening, direction or opportunity. That day, when at the river, I was seeking the unfamiliar and different, and I found this lovely, intriguing rock.

When we allow ourselves to consider and accept the unexpected or the unknown and align ourselves with newly opened opportunities, then through the power of persistence we can achieve results that at the beginning may have seemed unattainable. 

Remember, the persistent flow of the water transformed the rock!


Helena Kalivoda, an award-winning author, writes books that are inspired by her Soul. Find more about Helena and her books at or any main on-line bookstores.

The Road We Travel

road 2I posted a few days ago on Facebook, looking for water kefir grains, and, voilà, my call was answered. Today, I arrived home with a small jar of my prized grains. I drove across the city to get them, and in the process of driving, I unexpectedly gathered several insights:

I prefer to travel by the know-to-me roads. But, alas, something or somebody is not aligned with my expectations. Something is changing the course of my travel. The city is full of detours, roads under construction, protruding manholes, barricades, the traffic signs pointing me in directions I do not want to go.

At the moment of realization that I am not able to follow my route, the parallels started downing on me about my life journey. As the roads with the bumps and  the humps need care and repair, so may certain situations in my life. [Read more…]

More on the Flow


I have been away on vacation for two months. While away, I experienced an ease and flow of me, unencumbered by real or imagined responsibilities calling me to notice them and look after them. Although, I have been home for a couple of weeks, the feelings and impressions remain:

Sun, sand, ocean. Hot air. Cool breeze.
Smiling people, talking with ease.
Swimming, smoothly gliding in the softly caressing me water.
A feeling of expansion, of utter bliss.
No responsibilities.
No time constraints.
No restrictions. No limitations.
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Flow from Your Heart

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Adhere to your heart’s guidance. The heart’s role is to support you not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually. When you make living from your heart your priority, you are in direct connection with the surrounding and your own energies.

How do you know when you are living from your heart? Your heart tells you through your feelings whether or not you are on the right track. It leads you to live by the highest principles of your life: love, respect, compassion, kindness, appreciation, gratitude, an above all, acceptance and non-judgment.

When you flow from your heart you are in harmony and feel the unity with all, as where there is flow, there is no separation. Flow from your heart. You will become aware of all creatures living around you and understand how their lives are intertwined with yours. When there is no separation, you can become a tree’s conscious brother. Your can observe the world through deer’s eyes.

Flow from your heart. Live as a person of heart and soul, who does not see himself as being separate. Flow, feel the unity of all.

  Helena Kalivoda, an award winning author, writes books that are inspired by her soul. Find more about Helena and her books at or any main book-selling websites.

Follow Your Own

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Follow your true desire. There is nothing you need or have to do. There is nothing you ought to do. Do what your desire tells you to do, not what others tell you or want you to do.

If you are not sure about the ‘realness’ of your desire, ask your heart: Why am I requesting it? Why do I want it? Is it for me? Do I need it to feel good because some other person will like what I do? Is it because of my own idea, or is it someone else’s idea I think I need to look after? [Read more…]

Go with the Flow

mountain_stream_and_moss_193711It has been all about flow for me these past several days. To slide and flow with the flow around me, as that is where I need to be – what is around me is important for me, otherwise, it would not be in my space.

It has been about seeing the connection, letting the events, places, and people unravel around me. Letting others experience their flow the way they understand it, and experience mine the way I understand it.

Do you experience a clash? So be it. Do not dwell on it. Let it pass from your space. Stay in your space; do not enter the clash’s space. [Read more…]

Be in Flow

Flowing_WaterBe in flow. Being in flow is the way to be. Being in flow is soothing to all your bodily systems and also to the people around you. Being in flow feels so mellow that, to you, all problems feel like they have no weight. They are not important. Your life flows, like a brook in a meadow, through the right circumstances.

Be in flow. Your will not be ever rattled and events will slide in and out your life without much eventfulness. Your will be in flow on all levels of your existence. Your body will be at the finest peak possible of its restful self. Flow, flow, flow. [Read more…]

Be in Your Heart and Flow

By delving into the values linked to the heart, you can and will be more in tune with your own energy. You will feel and hear others through your heart, not through your mind. You will not judge.

You will know without reasoning. You will be in the flow of energetic fields and will choose that which sustains you, that which calls you, that which is you. [Read more…]

Thanksgiving Time – Be in Flow


Today, we celebrate Thanksgiving. I am thankful not only for food and the blessings we will enjoy at our family Thanksgiving gathering tonight, but also feel a huge thank-you to My Self that has been partaking in my, or should I say “our”, not the easiest at all times, ride, my life “story”.

I have come from the depths of my despair at the end of 2001 to what my life is today. Today, I am an author, connected to my Spirit Guides and My Self. I am savoring my days of writing, being with my loved ones and my friends, and, I am thankful and grateful for my past struggles, as without them I would not be who I am today. [Read more…]

Are You Responsible?

Hela picFirstly and lastly, are you responsible? Are you? Yesterday, today, tomorrow, your responsibility is to be responsible to yourself.

It is desirable not only to be responsible, but also to be in the flow – being in the flow with your own being, as otherwise, you do not see yourself as you are.

When you do not see yourself as you are, then you frequently see yourself through the eyes of those who are not you. Through others you cannot view yourself. Through others you only see their point of view. [Read more…]

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