E032: Remember, You Are the Ocean, and It's Just a Storm
[00:00:38] Today, I'm going to share with you a beautiful metaphor that I am borrowing from my favorite artist of all time, Ben Howard, that talks about you as the ocean.
Now, think of the ocean. It's this beautiful blue, vast abyss of undiscovered depths. And life forms and creatures and parts that we may never fully understand or learn about in our lifetime.
It is very welcoming. It is blue, and blue signifies a color of comfort and communication. And for a lot of us that grew up on the coast, we knows the harmony and the calmness and the anxiety-free feelings that you feel when you look out into this vast, beautiful blue ocean.
But, as you know, the ocean is not always calm and beautiful. There are many waves. The tides go up and down and are controlled by the moon. There are storms, tsunamis there's hurricanes. And what happens at the end of this, is that it always goes back to calmness, more or less.
Now, the ocean is you. We, on a good day, are calm and collected. We feel comfortable, we're communicating, and we're radiating a positivity of contentment, and hopefully, love. But then something happens and a storm brews up. We feel under the weather. Or we feel like the world is caving in on us.
You are the ocean. It’s just a storm.
[00:02:28] This storm lasts from anywhere for one hour to one year. And we forget that it will go back eventually to a calmness and we get stuck. And this fear of what is to happen. Will a wave swallow us? Will we drown? Or maybe we should just let the boat capsize. We get stuck on the idea that the storm is never going to end.
But the most beautiful thing about the ocean is that it is a sense of calm to so many. And just like you, who may internally feel like the world is crashing in on them, you too are a source of comfort to so many. So, just hold on to the understanding that why you are going through, although it feels like the most massive fucking tsunami in the world, it will return back to calmness.
And you will be able to find some relief in the aftermath of the storm. Because it will show you that under the most intense, unbelievable circumstances, you survived.