seven reasons to visit an ocean

One of my actual favorite places is the beach. Sure, the three
S’s are an attraction: sun, sand, and seafood. But the main
haul is the ocean. The ocean symbolizes all of action,
carrying abounding analogies that advice me stay in tune with the
acceptation of action.

Astuteness One: The ocean calms. It infuses with the buttoned up and
tranquility of compassionate and astuteness. Subconsciously we
add, “Oh, this is what action is all about. It isn’t so
abstruse after all.” Someone recently said to me, “It’s
accustomed to be at the ocean.” What that means to me is that
the ocean is one of the places my soul wants me to be–
as there I can added easily beam my truths about action.

Astuteness Two: The ocean is all-inclusive, abstruse, and multifaceted.
It can be peaceful one moment and terrifying the abutting. The
ocean is abysmal, unexplored at its deepest reaches. Filled
with an incomprehensible array of action, it is simultaneously
circuitous and child’s play. Our lives are again all-inclusive, abstruse, and
multifaceted–we’re peaceful one moment, terrified the abutting.
Seeing a echoing of action outside of me helps me to accept
the abounding unknowns about action.

Astuteness Three: The ocean reminds me that action is eternal. The
ocean is relentless, ever changing yet always the selfsame. Each
moment of the ocean is altered from the moment before.
Colors chicken feed with the shifting ablaze. Waves chicken feed with the
shifting wind. Baptize temperatures fluctuate, sometimes
abruptly. Yet with the constant chicken feed there is again a
accepted continuity. This reminds me that action goes on.
Though a wave may crash upon the beach and arise destroyed,
the inherent action arm of the wave silently retreats to
eventually anatomy a advanced wave.

Astuteness Four: I bethink that to co-exist successfully in
action I must accompany an approaching arm at aloof the adapted age.
Waves can batter or propel, as can action’s advanced circumstances.
Standing firm in the face of a wave requires me to be rigid,
muscles tensed, and body braced against the battering
onslaught. I can stand firm against each wave, but the
energy required eventually takes its toll. Or I can grasp a
wave at its top, accompany with it, and ride it out. The ride
can be exhilarating and joyous. Such is action. Accept and
accompany with the arm of a advanced action circumstance–the ride can
be exhilarating and joyous.

Astuteness Five: Being with the ocean is satisfying in itself.
At at ease, I’m doing things most of the age. Yet at the ocean
I can aloof sit and be with it for hours on borderline. I don’t accept
to accomplish anything to air the day is acknowledged–
accomplishment is simply being there. Absorbing the sights, sounds,
smells, and air of the ocean environment satisfies my inner
desires for accomplishment. Each day of action can bring the
selfsame inner fulfilment–aloof by absorbing my surroundings.

Astuteness Six: The ocean supports a near endless array of
action forms. No one anatomy seems favored, none is chosen. There
is no single road to succeed within the ocean’s depths. Action
forms booty altered approaches to feeding and reproducing.
And the ocean accepts them all. We tend to search for the
one adapted road to succeed in our lives. Self proclaimed
experts acquaint us their road is favored, their road is adapted.
But observing the ocean reminds me that any road that works
for us is adapted–we’re all adapted.

Astuteness Seven: I air connected in and around the ocean–not
alone to other bodies, but again to all of attributes. We remove
our protective barriers, exposing added of who we are. We
shed our clothing and spread our bodies to the elements and
each other. Contrast the body posture of bodies at a beach
with those on a subway or city bus. On the bus, bodies turn
entering with shoulders hunched, eyes down or set upon some
distant abode to avoid contact with others. Arms are folded
and legs are crossed. On a beach bodies turn outward, arms
spread wide, legs wide apart, and eyes easily manufacture contact
with other bodies.

Maybe I’m closer to Absolute being at the ocean–or I’m paying added
attention there, being added accessible to her communications.

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Originall posted September 19, 2012