The rugged Welsh coastline usually fills me with excitement, but today I’m subdued as I stare out at the tranquil sea willing her to rise to my command. The water has been unusually flat for some time and I feel broken, yet the only waves to break are the ones lapping at my feet. I stand with my itching toes in the water, my redundant board clutched against my side like a knife. I feel a stabbing pain which reminds me that my soul waits for me on a crest of a wave. My heart feels as empty as the surfer-less sea.
But as I inhale the salty air and feel the sea breeze against my skin, I begin to feel calmed. I ponder on what message Mother Ocean is giving me, she always has a message. Sometimes it’s passion, it’s power or the immense grounding of being at one with the untamed Ocean Herself. Suddenly it becomes clear as I see my reflection in the water. A wave of emotion comes over me as I realise she is echoing life. Sometimes, being flat and calm is unavoidable, necessary even – A time to take stock and reflect. But you shouldn’t live in the quiet safety of gentle, familiar waters for too long – too scared to make a change in your life. “Change is inevitable,” the Ocean whispers as I watch a gentle set begin to form on the horizon.
We all need to learn from the Ocean’s courage, to rise up from the stillness to become the greatest force we can be. We need to crash around wildly, dance under the moon, follow our hearts, fulfill our dreams, explore and discover.
Somewhere in the world I know the Ocean roars with approval…
About the Author:
Angharad Rees is a freelance writer and poet contributing articles and poetry to international magazines and commissioning personalised poetry gifts. Her blog www.emotionfromtheocean.blogspot.com shares uplifting and inspirational posts to help inspire life lessons from everyday situations. Angharad’s no fixed abode has seen her travel from the Welsh shores to the Australian coast where her wanderlust for exploring emotions and the oceans continues.