Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Breathe {inspiration for Wednesdays}

The ocean shows no partiality; the waves have no favorites.  The undulating fingers of the water grab both the treasure and junk hiding on the ocean floor and deposit them upon the beach.  And the beachcomber, making her way along the shore, finds not just treasures, but scrap as well.

So it goes with our souls.  From their depths come both beauty and ugliness, many times in the same wave.  And to be honest I don't really like this.  I like to see the good, the lovely, the beneficial....but I do not always want to live with the reality of the dark side of what lies in my heart.

However, like the pilgrim on the beach, we stand must stand in both realities - good and bad, light and darkness, treasure and junk.  And perhaps the challenge is to recognize both, enjoy one and begin to clean up the other!

Breathe, smile and go slowly.

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