Ocean of Life

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I search for meaning
because I want all of this
to mean something…
but what if this was all
impersonal?
What if I could step back,
take a deep breath, relax,
and not see any of this
as a threat?
Peace would come quickly then.
All of the stories of heartbreak,
loss, suffering, injustice
emerge from a sense of self
separate from the world around it.
If I could merge my consciousness
with that of the world’s,
wouldn’t I laugh
at the absurdity of it all?
I could cry all day and night
for twenty years,
and it wouldn’t change
the rhythm of the ocean.
Can I let these waves passing through me
be just another indication
that I am one with the ocean of life?

12 responses »

  1. This is a beautiful perspective! I think we all feel like we are fighting a storm sometimes, and I like to think that if we let ourselves sink into deep we will find that all is quiet there, just like you said. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  2. Just felt like sharing this story with you: when I was little, about 9 or 10, I was very into astrology, not the magazine cheap version, but proper astrology. My mother gave me this book about my star sign, picese, and I wolfed it down, it was so magical! I remember identifying so strongly with everything the book said! Now, in this book there was a story, I can’t remember the details, but it was about the two fish in my star sign, one wanting to stay on the surface and skip around in the sun, one wanting to dive deeper into the depth to explore the unknown, now the moral of the story was that if you let yourself dive into that deep, then you will find another surface on the other side. That story has stayed with me always. There is such a great wisdom in it. πŸ’–πŸ’–

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