Shores of Peru, South America
"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water."
- Rabindranath Tagore
Rough waters will keep many from getting too close.
The danger that lurks beneath the surface which is unknown.
Could that danger really exist or do you look beyond the swirling waters to see where the calm water lay?
The same can be said of troubles seen within our own life. You only look at the immediate issue and see the turbulent water of anguish. But it works to your advantage if you try to understand that beyond an immediate problem, a solution will surface.
That is where look for all possibility, looking beyond the usual, beyond your self-imposed limitations.
It is said, "as we sail thru life, don't avoid rough waters, sail on because calm waters won't make a skillful sailor." We learn from what we experience and to believe in oneself is one of the important skills you will strengthen. Trust in your ability to see it through, taking small steps, trying different methods, changing yourself and your condition.
You will pass through the rough waters with new opportunity to rebuild. And the next time you come upon distress, you will be better prepared to move through it. As many of you have come to realize, life is about adjustments. It is setting a goal and understanding that you do not control all that happens in life. So when you encounter an obstacle, you will have better foresight to see it coming.
You won't necessarily avoid it, but you will be better prepared for it.
Believe in yourself, believe in your goals and enjoy the waters of life. And of course, stay inspired my friends.