Walking along a stream one day I came upon a whirlpool. Curious, I dropped a few pebbles into it. The whirlpool quickly swallowed them and returned to its original form.
I learned from Google that there’s an empty void in the middle of a whirlpool which flushes out old water along with its accumulated debris, and then draws in fresh water.
Doesn’t this remind you of the human body? It, too, relies on the flow of fluids. As we breathe, blood passes through the lungs and receives oxygen. If a candy bar gets in the way, we cough it up and go on breathing.
The same is true of the human mind. If it gets clogged with ideas, it becomes a barrier to the present moment. We meditate to flush them out.
Everything and everyone is inter-connected in our ever-changing world.