Some days, your mind is clear and all you see for miles around you is space, coral and plankton and the occasional fish.
Other days, there's a turtle coming right up to you, so wonderful that you want to engage and interact with this beautiful creature.
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Other days, there's entire schools of small and large fish and the occasional shark, swimming too close for comfort. In bad months, you're being chased by sharks daily, and hiding to recuperate the rest of the time.
If those fish, coral and plankton are thoughts, meditation is training yourself to be in the ocean without seeing them. Just for a bit.
Swimming, in space, and the thoughts swim past, but you don't grab onto them. You just let them be, and let them go. For just a little bit, you're reminding yourself of what it is to be the ocean. Just for a little bit.
|Public domain pic by Skitterphoto|