Listening to the ocean brings out something powerful inside me. This is why I want to be near the ocean. When I am close to the sounds of the ocean and I hear the sounds of nature in all directions, my mind awakens.
Unfortunately, living in Utah I am unable to hear the waves of the ocean hitting the beach, ebbing and flowing into the depths of its shadows. I get to listen to sounds of nature on my stereo (i.e. phone). It still soothes me. My mind awakens. It does the job until I can physically be near the beautiful ocean.
Who really knows me?
This is something I have thought many times in my life.
I often hear surprise in people's voices or see it in their faces when I tell them about myself.
You don't look like a person who can do all those things, they will say.
Looks can be deceiving...
I am more than what you see.
I have a love inside me that wants to invite everyone in.
I have a fear inside that keeps most everyone at arms length.
I have loved.
I have hated.
I have had my heart broken.
I have been hurt.
I have hurt others.
I have seen bad things.
I have been scared.
I have feared for my life.
I have felt exhilarated.
I have been overjoyed.
I have felt hopeless.
I have cried until the pain was numb.
I have laughed until it hurt.
I have my story.
Aren't we all a universe full of secrets. Don't we all have our story's. We are a beautiful creation, whether by a god or by evolution... it does not matter. We are here and we all have a story to tell.
Our story is what we leave the moment our body's die.
What do you want your story to be?
The holidays are upon us. Another year. Another year where human beings will be crowding into stores, buying gifts and bringing in the holiday cheer.
In the spirit of evolving, remember we all have our story and we are all in this together.