I live on an island, no matter how good or bad the day is, I get to see the magnificent ocean.
The waves lull me into the present moment….into stillness. I am in awe of her beauty.
My senses come alive. I see clearly. I hear the songs of the waves. I smell each scent that blows on the wind. I taste the water and the air. I feel the particles of sand on my feet and particles of water and salt on my skin.
Life is determined in the present moment and its glory is in the details. The different colors of the ocean can change in an instant. It shifts and changes with the light right before my eyes. The colors can range between a grey green to glistening blue with white dancing dots to hundreds of shades not just green and blue but purple, pink, brown and black. It is diverse from shore to horizon in any given moment. I might miss it if I am not paying attention.
The ocean brings her energy to me and she revives me. I slip into a peaceful state of relaxation where all my cares and woes drift out to sea.
It is where I go to be alone to connect to nature, to myself, to life, to God. It is where God is for me. I am drawn to this place. It calls to me. I hear the sound of the waves no matter where I am and I must go to her.
The ocean is where I go to pray when my life has hit some crisis or a brick wall or is just stale or I am stuck.
The ocean reaches into my weakest moments and reminds that I am strong.
Here seeing her magnificence I feel and express my gratitude. Everything is right, I recognize the good that has happened in my life. It makes any day a good day.
Here I look out over her surface to the horizon and stand on the horizon of myself, my hopes and dreams. My life is contained within the depths of her.
My connection to the ocean is where I connect to myself. Here is where I really go inside myself, into my heart, into my soul.
Nature is one ingredient to a happy state of mind, emotional well-being and mental energy. The rewards and effects can continue long after you return to your day to day life.
Exposure to the ocean eases us into feelings of relaxation and security, our blood pressure drops, stress eases away. The sounds of the ocean calms our emotions, triggers deep memories, and activates self-reflection. It helps put our self and our life in perspective as we look out to the horizon and realize the depths of the ocean itself.
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