How to Enter a Cold Pool


Run toward the water.

Remember how good it feels to be surprised
by something more powerful than yourself.

Realize there has been a stream
running through you all along,

take this as a lesson for abundance.

Look the water straight in her eye.

Pretend the water hides the same animal
you’ve encountered deep in the dark

of your mind.

Dive in.

The falling is natural,
the hurt is optional.

Realize you have been swimming all along,
wondering as you wander, surprised by something
more powerful than yourself, and yet made

of yourself.


Take this as lesson for everything.

Originally Published by: Integral Transformative Practice’s Spring Newsletter