From my Nature Writing journal…
The lapis blue water of the Merrimack River flowed towards the ocean in gentle ripples. I could hear the soft lapping sound of the water on the river’s beach. The tide was still heading out towards the mouth of the river, but the current had slowed to a gentle tug. The sun reflected golden ridges on the ripples of the lapis water.
Was the water ever still, I wondered to myself? I knew the answer… Never. Even when it looks to be not moving, simply static and still, there is an undercurrent flowing with the tides. By nature water moves, always.
My heart is like
An endless sea,
For as many times as
It has been broken,
The power to love,
Comes back to me.
~ Pamela Leavey
“When we say that ecstasy is like the drop melting back into the ocean, it must be made clear that we are the drop and the ocean at the same time, just on different levels.” – Deepak Chopra: Path to Love
Today I re-mind myself that nothing and no one can shake my resolve as I move forward in my life, continuing my quest to do good works and help others in what ever way I can. My life is rich and I am abundant in ways that cannot be measured monetarily. ~ Namaste… Pamela
It is very difficult sometimes to let go. We hold on to many issues and past transgressions in our lives, that serve only to keep storms brewing in our minds. And then, in our moments of weakness, those things of the past creep into the framework of our mind and the storm clouds blow in.
Today, I re-mind myself that the process of letting going is an ongoing practice, and forgiveness is a major part of that process. Each time I begin to think of the past and lay blame, I recognize that in order to let go, I must forgive all, including myself, for the past that did not go as I had hoped it would. The past is past. We can not change that. We can in the present work daily on letting go and forgiveness. If we don’t, we keep storms brewing in our hearts and minds.
Photo: Storm at Sandy Point, Plum Island, MA ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey
As the ocean’s tides draw out each it is a splendid reminder of the ebb and flow of our lives. Waiting for the tide to draw back or to come in reminds us daily of both the need to accept the ebb and flow of life, and the importance of practicing patience in our lives.
Today, I re-mind myself that there is a time for everything to come to fruition, and that time is not set by our clock, but the clock of the universe. The goals that I set, the desires that I resolve to bring to life, will all come in time. Patience is required to see these and all things through. Change is constant, I know I must ebb and flow with it.
Photo: Low Tide at Sandy Point, Plum Island, MA ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey