Do Not Disturb the Water That is Tranquil Oct 25, 2013 “Do not disturb the water that is tranquil.” Have you ever been on vacation or just trying to relax on the weekend but found yourself consumed with the thoughts of things that need to be done or are consuming your life? We use this Hawaiian proverb as a weekly reminder to clear your mind and relax when the time is right. The meaning of this proverb is to “let the peaceful enjoy their peace”. While that can be taken literally by not interrupting someone who is relaxing with stressful issues – we make it personal. So often in life we find ourselves on the weekends or on vacation stressing about life, work, and things we can’t control. But then we remind ourselves, there is a time and place for thinking about life’s issues and a time for letting it go and relaxing. So when you find yourself not enjoying the peace and quiet of a supposed relaxing day, remind yourself not to interrupt your own peaceful thoughts. It’s not always easy but it sure makes for a refreshed soul when life starts back up again. Stay fresh and fragrant!