Saturday, March 10, 2012
The ocean's power is immense and during a storm you can feel it even more strongly--the deep sound, the frenzied movement, the air of electricity.
We use words to describe the ocean's power such as destructive, unforgiving, angry and crushing which leads us to believe this power is "bad." Yet, we are drawn to the sea to watch during storms and find the power quite beautiful ("good").
In reality, the ocean's power is neither good or bad, it just is. The ocean is simply doing its daily duty of coming onshore as it has for millions of years. It is not until we label it good or bad that we begin to associate emotions with the power.
How funny we humans are about power. We crave it, we fear it, we love it, we hate it, we worship it, we run from it. Power always evokes strong emotions, yet power itself is neutral like the sea.
How different this world would be if each of us knew our own power.