Sitting on the beach with my camera in my hand during a sunrise, it’s like meditation to me. The breeze is tranquil, the salt air that I breathe in is soothing, and the sounds of the waves as they wash upon the shore flow to the heart beat of my dreams. I am at peace as I focus the lens towards the rising sun, the shore birds running along the water and the crabs as they scurry across the sand. Sea gulls invite themselves to fly close and land in the sand near me. It’s a new day, a new beginning with endless possibilities like looking out to the sea and viewing the vastness of water.
I have read that each individual remains on a quest or has their particular place that encourages peacefulness. I truly wish that each will find that comfort. I don’t always have the opportunity to sit on the beach, but I can get away from the demands of daily living, by closing my eyes, if only for a moment, and retreat to what gives me clarity to my priorities.
I am not one that can say, “All my ducks are in a row,” or I have lived life with no “regrets.” I may have my moments of confusion and discouragements, but learning from where I have come and believing in where I am going, gives hope that something brilliant will come out of those times of disappointments.
When I am able to find peace of mind, then I am able to reflect on what needs improvement. Accepting the struggles with the blessings, gives me a feeling of balance, then I am able to focus on what matters. With each experience and walk in my journey, I have gained or improved on skills and talents. If life had been easy, organized, well-planned, then how would I have learned problem-solving, developing my creativity, or appreciating those moments of meditation.
I cannot speak for others, but having regrets motivates me to strive for my dreams today. I may have taken a path in the past that was confusing, discouraging, and disappointing at times, but there were blessings too that have continued to guide me to where my dreams are taking me. In my opinion, to be creative, want to create, and dream to create something to be shared, then one must have that one ingredient; “Hope” that always offers a guiding light through the storms. To a moment to say “Thank you,” while refueling in the safety of a harbor. Hope can provide the courage to set sail on that adventure into the unknown of the journey of life.
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