When you look at waves from a distance

they almost look still.

                 Get right down in there and they are deep and daring. One right after the other. Breaking wildly

turbulent, with abandon, with meaning.

Your feelings, when you don’t look at them, when you hide from a distance, they seem to disappear.  And all that is left

are your mind-born waves from where you cease to feel.

                                                   Don’t be afraid to feel.

Drop yourself into your raging-waves. You can ride them. You can cross the sea.

                                                               It’s unfathomable.

Be deep and daring. Stay with your breathing.  And get right down in there.

Feel what it feels like to be tossed around

                                                     by what you really feel.

Run to the ocean.  Meet yourself there.

Many unaware ones never know, that the wet, wild and windy waves

                                                                  that feel and heal

                   can surely save you.

Roam your boundless sea.

 

(Excerpt from: Breathing into Life)

(Photo: Erik Liberman)