Pushing the boat to the sea...
Have you ever seen how the Goan fishermen prepare when they get the call to go to the sea?
Their boats are parked way into the beach on the sand to make sure they will not get swept away to the sea by the high tide. Sometimes the boats are 20-40 meter distant from the water.
When they feel it is time to go to the sea, they pull together and push the boat to the water. It is not easy as the sand underneath causes a considerable friction. They sometimes use various tricks to reduce the friction like putting wooden sticks on the trail and even pouring some oil on the sticks.
But once the boat reaches the water, their doing is done. Now the engine and the wind and the waves take control and do all the effort. The fishermen can now sit conveniently and silently on the boat's wooden seats and watch the beautiful enigmatic Goan sea in front and the distancing familiar shore behind.
Pushing the boat to the sea is the least and the most you can do on the spiritual path, the rest will just happen once you reach the water.