”Mind like water” is a tranquil state where action and reactions receive full focus.

Water reacts in perfect proportion to its disturbances before returning to stillness. Changes of course are handled without problem. Such a mental state requires full presence of mind without distraction, and centeredness. Things that influence one to over- or under-react can be taken advantage of to rob one of control. Untriaged responsibilities harm this while mindfulness bolsters it.rA1

  1. David Allen, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, Revised edition (New York City: Penguin Books, 2015). (See notes.)