Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Breathe {inspiration for Wednesdays}

Went to the beach the other day.  The clouds had parted and let the sunshine reach through...and I just basked in the glory for a few minutes.  It reminded me of some of my favorite "beach quotes"....

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea.
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh


"We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased." 
~ C.S. Lewis 

"When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused."
~ Rainer Maria Rilke


"Stormy seas make weathered sea-men,
those who proved God in the deep....
It is a Yes to risky living..
The sea takes me where I do not know,
but I gladly go.
And I can only trust every word You say,
and obey."
~Celtic Daily Prayer (story of Brendan, one of the Celtic saints)

Breathe, smile and go slowly.

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