Be Like The Sea

A couple of weeks ago, as I dipped myself into the beautiful clear Hawaiian waters, I couldn’t help but feel an instant calmness take over me. Like a deep cleanse of both body and mind. I thought about the ocean, overflowing with life and beauty, and how it isn’t really so different from you and me.

Sometimes hot; sometimes cold. Sometimes choppy; sometimes still. Yes, at times its waves chop and crash with fury, but beneath the surface and into the depths… there is an infinite stillness. A stillness that remains no matter the circumstance. Beneath the surface, there is never-ending peace.

So be like the sea, and let life flow through you with ease. Know that at times you’ll feel hot and at times you’ll feel cold; that sometimes the days and nights will crash into you with fury, urging you to give up. During those times especially, be like the sea. Remember the peace that lives deep inside of you. Find that infinite stillness and you’ll soon realize that – quite unlike the calmness within – what happens without is merely a phase. A phase that will pass even sooner than you know; a phase that can never disrupt the stillness within.

Sea 1

Sea 2

Sea 3

Sea 4

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Comments

  1. yes! you inspire me everytime, you write something (be it on free people blog or hummusbird). I love, love, love the sea and everything about it and I’ll try to be more like it even though I live hundreds of miles away from it… ☼

  2. Oh my god I love this so much. I feel such a huge connection with the ocean, and my mind always becomes still and peaceful when I’m near the water. Great post and amazing pictures! (especially the first one)

  3. Beautiful! I will always feel a stirring within me that will bring be back time and time again to the ocean… I strive to live in the demeanor and way of life described in this post

  4. There’s no feeling in the world like that of being in and around the ocean and this post inspires me to sustain that feeling no matter where I am in life. It also reminds me of one of my favorite quotes–

    “I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.”
    – John F. Kennedy

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