I don’t know about you but I’m loving the beautiful weather we are having.
It feels like it’s been a long time since we’ve had so many sunny days in a row. I keep thinking it will end soon so I’ve been spending as much time as I can taking advantage of being out in it.
On Saturday evening I decided to go body boarding with a friend of mine. The day had been so hot and the sea looked beautiful and really inviting…
So, there we were two ladies of a certain age being flanged about in the amazing waves spun in all directions dragged under and spat out onto the sand rolling around laughing till we cried.
Just a few times we found ourselves on the crest of these powerful waves sailing in at high speed and coming to a gentle stop on the sand.
The feeling when that happened was something else.
It reminded me of life. Particularly what we are up to right now.
We are planning the first ever Three Principles Conference in North Devon from a standing start.
Some days we are riding the waves some days we are knocked off our feet and it can be pretty painful.
The thing is, to ride those waves, you have to be in the sea waiting with your board. You have to be in the game not watching from the sand. Even with your best effort and being in the right place at the right time you sometimes miss the wave.
It’s a contact sport, you get flung about in all directions. Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes it doesn’t go the way we hope it will.
The waves just do what they do. It’s not personal, they aren’t ‘out to get you’ or trying to help you ride them. They are just being waves.
There are two things to remember when body boarding or playing the game of life.
It won’t work unless you get into the game and when it works it is the best feeling EVER!
If you miss a wave you can rely on the fact that there will always be another one.
If life doesn’t go the way you want it to go you can rely on your built in capacity to have a new thought that will change everything.
What game do you really want to get into?
Watching from the side-lines is ok, but you won’t ride the wave from there.
The principles that we share help us find the courage to play full out because we know even when we miss the wave there will be another one along soon.
Our capacity for new thought is as fresh and exhilarating from our first breath till our last, like the waves of the sea, new thought never gets tired. It just keeps coming and knowing this is what keeps us riding high.