Ocean sound

“A poet is an unhappy creature whose heart is tortured by deepest suffering but whose lips are so formed that when his sighs and cries stream out over them, their sound becomes like the sound of beautiful music…” ~ Søren Kierkegaard

How do you tap into the poetic?


I love the ocean, listening to the rhythm of the waves. Ebb and flow, coming and receding. They speak of life, of activism and contemplation, engagement and withdrawal.

How do these rhythms resonate in your life?

Eye of the storm

Howard Thurman loved to watch the ocean. It gave him a sense of “the ebb and flow of circumstances”. Storms did not frighten him, “unafraid I was held by the storm’s embrace.” They gave him an “overring immunity against most of the pain with which I would have to deal in the years ahead when the ocean was just a memory. The sense held: I felt rooted in life, in nature, in existence.”

How do you reach the stillness of the eye?


We recognize and know these treasures washed onto the beach. We enjoy their beauty and variety tumbling in the waves, settling on the sand.

How do they draw you into the adventures of the imagination?


I love watching the pelicans glide over the surface and waves of the ocean. They know how to take advantage of the ‘ground effect’, seemingly effortless and fully alive.

How do you glide into fully alive?


Sometimes it takes new surroundings to notice the emergence of new life whether in nature, relationships, or other situations. Sometimes it takes simply slowing down, paying attention or moving towards gratitude.

Where do you notice new life emerging?