Louisa Percudani

Tides of Life

Recently, I found myself at the beach at low tide. It was a crisp, sunny sixty-degree day and my walk stopped when I came upon the rock jetty, fully exposed by the receding waters. 

I sat down to clear my head and took in all I could not see with the high tide. There all before me lay rock upon rock, shell upon shell, seaweed, and other unidentifiable objects. 

I thought about all the water covered and all that was unseen.  I love this verse from Corinthians, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

The verse reminds to have faith that things are at work behind the scenes and that Nature is a beautiful ally as we saw recently, how the moon and tides freed a boat.  And when my own emotional waters rise high I can pause to feel and discover what’s underneath and what needs to be healed and let go.

In life’s changing tides, find what uplifts you.  Maybe it’s a drive in your car, or a walk in Nature, or for me, a pen meeting a page — and there you will exhale and breathe and come back to center. 

And rest in “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is You-er than You.” – Dr. Seuss

Together we ride the tides.



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