In a recent meditation, author Tara Brach said something profound.  She said we need to see ourselves as part of the ocean.  Embracing the waves.  Not in fear of the waves or fighting the waves.  When we fear or fight the waves we end up with motion sickness.  Being tossed around in our life without control.  We have to realize that we are one with the entire ocean and that is our power.

What a thought.  Imagine knowing that no undertow can bring us down.  Because we are a part of it.   We can tap into that force and use it to ride through the ocean of our lives.  If we awaken our mind to that perspective.

Tara also mentioned a poem by Danna Faulds called Awakening Now.

“Why wait for your awakening?
Do you value your reasons for staying small
more than the light shining through the open door?
Forgive yourself,
Forgive yourself.
Now is the only time you have to be whole.
Now is the sole moment that exists to live in the light of your true nature.
Perfection is not a prerequisite for anything but pain.
Perfection is not a prerequisite for anything but pain.
Please, oh please, don’t continue to believe
in your stories of deficiency and failure.
This is the day of your awakening.”

You will not be pulled down in the waves.  You can swim with the current.  If you let go and trust that you are enough.  That you are perfectly imperfect.  That you have all you need.  That failure is always the step before success.  That you are whole and there is no reason to remain small any longer.  It is your time to swim in the ocean.  It is your time to shine.