The point is, not to resist the flow. You go up when you're supposed to go up and down when you're supposed to go down. When you're supposed to go up, find the highest tower and climb to the top. When you're supposed to go down, find the deepest well and go down to the bottom. When there's no flow, stay still.
Source: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel (Vintage International), Pages: 51
X. The nature of light is to shine. The way of the river is to return home to its sea. The essence of human is being. For the sage there are no answers to the important questions of existence such as, who am I and why am I here. The sage is silent. The sage is smiling. The sage just IS.