It has been a while since I gave my mind the luxury of luxuriating in the absoluteness of nothing. My body and my mind were screaming for a break, begging me for a few days off from 20 hour days.
About 28 hours into the quietness, answers to questions I forgot to ask started to come to me. I realized why I love the open ocean — not because it is pretty or soothing, which it is — but it reflects the size and scope of knowledge and the opportunities it brings. I realized my love affair with blue skies is because they signify the limitless possibilities. Coastal California combines those two magical qualities and perhaps that is why ten years later, I am still here, though my heart is in New York.
Today, as I sit and watch the waves crash on the shore, there are more questions on my mind than there were yesterday. Some of those are about technology headlines, others are just musings of a more metaphysical kind. Either way, I am glad that for a day or so, the world slowed down!
8 thoughts on “Deep Ocean, Blue Skies, California”
Truly lovely photos.
breaking away for tranquility, where abundance solace and space you said…have a beautiful day
…Part of the ebb and flow making life what it is; most people don’t take the time to do this. I’m glad you did. Namaste
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Brilliant thoughts Sir. I once told a friend about going sailing, that he should go out long enough to lose yourself and then find yourself all over again. I’ve always loved the ocean and the surf in the early morning or late evening. The colors and the salt air make you know where you belong.
Brilliant words Om. I have a deep love of the ocean and even more so in the early morning sunrise or a brilliantly colored sunset.
Thank you for sharing this Om, an example of why you (in all your various… ubiquitous media) are a “must read”. Now living in Arizona leaves me yearning for the shore & ocean. San Diego awaits in a few days. Enjoy your “recharge”, you deserve it
I live in beautiful California. Thanks for the reminder to stop and take it in.
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