I asked an endurance swimmer, "How is it possible for you to swim for twenty hours? What kind of mental attitude do you have?" She said, "I believe that the water is a friend. It wants to help me. It does not fight against me and I do not fight against it. We are working together." I often think of that when I am in the 'swim' of life. The waves and currents and the tides hit us all at times, and it is not always easy to say, "The water is friendly." It requires an act of faith, a volitional act; it means work, but most of all it requires a will to believe. the more we use this will, the more it becomes a part of us and the more natural becomes its application.