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Writing on Water

Whether you are letting things be as they are or you are in the process of changing them, the reality is still what it is at any given point in time. Even changing things involves a letting-go and a letting-be – a letting-go of the notion that you can be somehow changing things differently from how you are changing them right now and a letting-go of the notion that things could be changing somehow differently (faster, better) now than how they are actually changing. Let the changing-of-things involve a letting-things-be as they are.┬áPut differently, let the changing-of-things be nothing more than what it is – writing on water.

Writing on Water

Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Dutch & Portuguese. Somov is on the Advisory Board for the Mindfulness Project (London, UK). Somov has conducted numerous workshops on mindfulness-related topics and appeared on a number of radio programs. Somov's book website is and his practice website is

Marla Somova, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the co-author of "Smoke Free Smoke Break" (2011).

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Somov, P. (2013). Writing on Water. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 6, 2020, from


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