Being at the ocean always brings a sense of calm within me, suddenly all my worries float away and the chatter in my head becomes quiet. It is my meditation.
Last time I was in Bethany Beach on vacation, I woke up one morning and headed down to the beach to watch the sun come up. It was something I always wish I did more of and it was wonderful. At six o’clock in the morning and I found myself alone, in the quiet noise of the waves with the crickets and breeze – me and my camera. So this year after our wedding I did the same thing and I wasn’t disappointed as the sun rose out of the blue grey horizon into a blazing ball of cherry red which turned a burnt orange and then bright yellow before entering the blue sky as brilliant white for the morning. It all happened in the span of just over an hour and I sat there in awe of the beauty before me, with no nagging thoughts of where I needed to be, or sounds of cars and buses driving by and it was bliss for me to be able to find the quiet in a busy life.
I wish I could find it more often, I find myself distracted again being back in the city on the noisy street we live on and the crazy downtown I work in five days a week, but I fortunately I live close to my own beach and while it’s busier I’m hoping to get down there because I was just reminded while in Bethany Beach where the quiet is and how it fills me up when I’m running on empty.
Where do you find the quiet?