Serenity Is Peace Amid Life’s Storms
When you look across the ocean with the sunrise or the sunset, you see their colors mirrored on the surface. This is like our appearance, beautiful when calm and serene. But if you dive down deep, into the depths, that is where the true beauty of a person lies, in their soul. This is the beauty that we miss, when we make surface judgments about someone.
Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
Self knowledge is the place to start. We need to dig down deep within us, and question all of the stories we have told ourselves about our life. What do we know to be 100% totally true?
If we seriously ask and listen to the answer to this question, most of us would have to acknowledge that most of our stories about life are made up. We make them up to make sense of the things we have seen, done, and experienced. We think we know ourselves and know others, but we really don’t.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
– John Lennon
This is because the more that we learn about life, the more we see that most of our knowledge is surface knowledge. The deeper we dive, the more we see how much more complicated and interconnected our understanding of life is.
Knowledge is knowing the depths of the ocean. Wisdom is knowing where to swim.
– Saleem Sharma
Sometimes life can be hard to navigate. When the storms come in, the waves churn up from the bottom of the sea bed. Things come to the surface that have been long buried. We are like this when the storms of life blow in. All those things that we stuff down inside of us, because we either can’t, or don’t know how to deal with them, come churning up to the surface.
Shallow people dwell on the surface of false perceptions. And they will always see something sinister in you, regardless of the truth your heart contains.
– Jonny Oh
I think that shallow people see something sinister, because of the truth that you bring up from the depths. They prefer to live on the surface, because they are afraid of what their own depths contain. Drug and alcohol addiction sometimes starts from that place of wanting to hide from the truth. To not feel anything. So some people need to make you wrong in some way, for dredging up from the depths the things that you want to change in your life. If they can convince you that the shallows are the place to live, then it makes them feel good that they are continuing to live there, and not face the truth of who they are.
They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Instead of being afraid of what we have buried, we need to rise up and calm the waters. Be still. Breathe. Be at peace. Realize that God never brings anything into our lives that we can’t handle. Wake up to your dreams. Live them out in your reality. We need to release those who refuse to dive deep into their lives, and want to remain in the shallows. Let them stay where they wish, as we seek out those who believe against all odds and evidence, that there is more to life than shallow living.
“The Hidden Clocks” by Iain S. Thomas
Don’t Stop Searching.
There is no comfort in giving up.
There are large parts of you that don’t exist yet.
The greatest you you could be, is still waiting to be found.
Get up and look.
Lean on the divine, and on those who love us. Change what can be changed, release the rest. See the hope of a new day, the beauty that lies within each of us, and the love that never dies. Remember that you can do anything you “think” you can do, and impossible really means “I m possible”.