Against Time The River of Time flows faster as one approaches its gaping mouth; roaring waters echo wildly through canyons of time-bound lives seeking to escape the surging stream into the unknown sea. "Stop running away," it says, "I am life's normal rhythm: my flow cannot be reversed with fear. Let my life-giving water become a mother carrying a child: the soul of your life. I am not an enemy, I am the companion. All that comes here must reconcile with me or fear me! Give up the need to conquer, the selfish demands crowding your mind, the desire to win eating at your soul: I can give you peace in this sojourn as I must carry you to the portals of life.