Poetry, Spiritual Journey, Travel

The ocean is my role model

I want to be like the ocean in the gulf of Thailand just off the western coast of Koh Phangan.

The ocean here is calm and still with the gentlest of waves trailing each other, one by one, in the rhythmic procession towards and away from shore.

She embraces and accepts everyone who ventures out into her waters.

Her salt lends buoyancy to the body for a supported float.

She doesn’t care what you look like, what you do for a living, how much money you have, or who you know.

For, she knows where you come from already.

She knows who you are, even if you can’t remember.

She mirrors the peaceful, deeply beautiful, reservoir of light and memory within you.

When you part, you feel better: cleansed, relaxed, and energized all at once.

Even at a distance, just watching her, she wields these effects on you.

I am grateful to be in her presence so often these days and to feel her loving vibration in the heart of my being.

We all need role models, and I cherish finding mine in nature.

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