This weekend I was thinking about our discussions on the beach, especially about your concept of putting positive thoughts out into the air and allowing these thoughts to seek their solution in space instead of holding my anxieties in, worrying constantly about the future. Of course, thinking about the beach also brought back thoughts of the ocean and swimming amongst the waves and tides. Salt water makes one more buoyant, and if you relax you always float to the top. When I was a lifeguard and swimming instructor in one of my early lives. (We go way back to the South Y in Montgomery, Alabama for this one). I used to try to convince my young swimmers that the water was their friend. Water doesn’t want you to sink. It is not neutral, it cares whether you swim in it or drown in it. It wants you to swim and every drop that surrounds your body is pushing you to the top, so you can float and glide across the surface.
Life is not neutral either. It does care and it is not indifferent. Life wants and intends for us to lead a full life for ourselves. We are surrounded by the Holy Spirit, Life Force, Spirit of God, it matters little what you call it. What matters is that we open ourselves to receive it, that we address it, and that we move in the direction that it seeks to move us. So like my concerns and hopes you suggest I let go out into space and see where they take me, perhaps it is my whole being that needs to be like a rubber raft on the ocean or a kite in the air. I need to let go off the line and see where life takes me, like the wind or the tide.
Easier said than done my friend, but certainly worth my examination, and worth at least loosing the grip on the tether. Webb