The one and only, forever and always, ocean. Let me count the ways. I have loved the majesty that is the ocean forever, but today I have a different perspective. Well, it's even a different ocean isn't it. My life has been spent near the Atlantic for many years, and it is an amazing place. But here we find us near the Pacific Ocean! Still has water, waves, and sand. Seems fairly similar.
The ocean works on relaxing your brain as soon as you get near it. It's hard to ignore the energy of the waves and the rhythm that insists that you match it. It gets inside you through sound, sight and feel before you even realize. This kind of energy is the stuff that transcendent monks are talking about.
No wonder everyone seems so happy near the beach. It kind of makes sense why humans are drawn to our oceans like a magnet. Maybe if every awkward situation we need to face with other humans, we took to the beach, it might just go a little better. How can you even be pissed off near the amazingness of the ocean. Just kind of makes you feel like your petty problems are not really important compared to the vastness of the ocean. Can you imagine breaking up with someone, or losing a job when you are next to the ocean? I think it would just all be less upsetting.
So today, whether you are near the ocean or not near the ocean, I wish for you the energy of the ocean. Whatever you are doing, let that beautiful sound of waves fill you with peace and kind intentions. Oh, and a nice warm wind coming from the ocean with just a playful caress of your hair as you plan your day. It's a whole new day with a new beginning built right in.
Love you guys. My back still killing me. But I will admit to hardly noticing when we were at the ocean edge. What a place.