a small body of water
is enough to remind you
just how alive and connected we are
to everything else
out at sea
thoughts process in different patterns
not the familiar, solid earth underneath your feet
deep waters meet the skies above
the horizon stretches out
beckoning your gaze beyond what the eye can hold when on land
you see far, yet you walk little
the contradicting situation grants you a moment
to sit still and contemplate the vastness
to remind oneself of the smallness of you
of the limitlessness of life
and the fact that you are part of it
thus, in fact, you are not small
you are endless
the little ones are the wisest of mentors
they teach through their actions, effortlessly wading through the waters of life
they care only for what matters: love
(and its countless manifestations, including laughing, smiling, playing, jumping, climbing, dancing, singing, hugging, kissing)
the older i grow, the bigger the child in me becomes
let us learn from the tiny masters
embrace the one within you, aching to come out and play!
carry out your day in service with humility, compassion, and all the powerful love and action your soul abounds with
and, most importantly,
get on the boat and navigate
sometimes you sail
sometimes you fail
but every single time you live and learn on the trail
every moment of life is a precious gift
a chance to grow that is only there at this present moment, so live in it
there is a time for everything in this life
most times are for being balanced, safe and sound, warm dry land underneath your feet
yet every now and then comes a time for diving on to the cold water, into the unknown
if you have an open heart and mind, these are the times that help you grow
to be fearless and lovefull
taking the leap, steadfast in your love, in the present moment, at one with all
being truth, light and joy
these times, when anyone else would just but see darkness and cold, are the moments when you illuminate and thus bring light into this world
dawn yielding to sun rising over península de osa
at its emptiest, the low tide reveals the rock lines at the bottom of the ocean
waking with the sunrise, the slombering waves begin to swell
sun warming our bodies, our minds, our hearts.
water cooling us down, inside and out.
friends to laugh and play with.
smiles and dancing.
eating and drinking.
digging your toes in the sand.
waving your hands in the wind.
life is beautiful.
kneeling at the edge where earth meets water, a child plays with sand and sea.
it is the simplest of things that can bring the greatest pleasures in life.
these times of quiet contemplation unconsciously bring you in communion with nature.
a silent dialogue ensues with the environment, the elements, the senses.
a perfect san francisco saturday on the water.
the rapacious winds of the bay found a meal billowing in the sails of our boat.
fog rolled in and out and around us like a soft blanket, carving pockets of sunlight that we welcomed with arms outstretched.
everyone was thrilled, excitement and peace and joy coursing through our veins as the sea sprayed in our faces.