A man floats on a big heavy log down a brown river so wide he cannot see the sides. The river flows rapidly but to the man it appears to move slowly because he cannot see the sides of the river.
It flows so strongly that the man can only move the log small degrees to the right or left by paddling vigorously with his arms. He cannot paddle the log backwards.
So is our ability to affect change for ourselves in the universe. The course is set.
Be like the Willow.