Today I rode the waves. Big rolling waves, smaller, listing waves broke over me and formed bubbles around my floating body. I was in the midst of the Atlantic Ocean and enjoying being “one” with the surf. I was at peace with myself and the salty water around me.
“Oh, that I had wings like a dove; then I could fly away and rest!” (Psalm 55:6). For me, my peaceful place, my happy and serene state can be found in the ocean, by the ocean, above the ocean, or simply when I am able to hear the ocean. It’s very much, to me, like being a bird in the sky and soaring to new heights while enjoying the views all around me.
Is it ok for me to take this rest? Are there other, more important things I should be or could be doing? Maybe, yes. But I think allowing myself to absorb the peace of the ocean and re-centering myself in nature also is an important thing for me to do in my life. I think we all should allow ourselves some peace to float through time and accept how events roll over and around us–like the ocean waves when I am in my happy place.