Damsel Diaries 10 years ago Damsel Diaries // Running in Waves
I have been running . . .
away from things, toward things but the problem is I am actually not running at all. In fact, this weekend I am rededicating myself to the physical act of running. With summer just around the corner and warm weather rolling through Los Angeles, I made a rare visit to the beach recently to motivate myself to get in tip top summer shape. The beach is a wonderful place to bring a breath of fresh air into you energy zone. Seagulls chirping, children playing in the sand and the beautiful sounds of water crashing into the distant shore bring in waves of anticipation. It’s incredible how far that water has traveled. Perhaps it’s been on this very shore it’s entire life. Imaginably, it could have journeyed across the world to touch the very sand that I step on. In any event, just as running provides, sitting above the beach offered a meditative train of thought that day. As the waves rushed to shore, I breathed in the sea and the moment that was being offered by it. And then I exhaled, mirroring the rhythm of the water being sucked back out into the great Pacific Ocean abyss along with all of my past worries.