Nature provides so many answers if we can just become aware.
Watching the oceans waves I think about how similar they are to life.
The hard stuff comes in with a bang, salty foam flying. We are always waiting and anticipating, but it crashes in when we least expect it. If we are mindful we may have noticed the swell coming our way, building and building.
At the time the crash seems so long, but if we wait it too will fizzle.
Two waves crash into one another and join forces to ride it out. If we look just a few feet to the left, change perspective, there is no wave. To the right is a wave much larger than ours.
All of the waves are connected, all are one.
If we look down, the wave likely left us little treasures and messages. An unexpected sand dollar or a beautiful shell.
The waves will leave an impression with salt upon our skin.
While they seem out of control, the waves are reliable. If we watch the waves long enough, we may notice patterns like the tides are there. They will come again and again. The waves are inevitable, we can’t possible sustain out-swimming them. Seemingly good or bad, wanted or unwanted, they will come. Some days the water will gently lap against the shore. Other days the waves are in a fury and seem endless, crash after crash.
We can control how we react to the wave.
Will we freeze, tumble, and get sucked under, somersaulting out of control?
Or will we look up and remember the blue sky above us? Will we remember the earth beneath our feet? Will we stop fighting it and trust? Will we ride it out, finding the good, heading the rush, and wanting more?
We will then see we needed the wave after all.