I’m back home from my trip near the equator!!! I’m sitting here in my special room with all the candles lit… I actually attached a picture of one of my candles. I think it’s the perfect time to share the final blog about what I’ve learned from the sea. This last blog, is about the lesson that causes me the most frustration.
With all these scary , and crazy things that happened to me in the sea, one experience sticks out the most. When I was 9 and in sailing school…… I loved spending time in my sunfish alone. I would just sing to the fish and the birds and feel the wind. One day I felt this INCREDIBLE peace come over me. All my friends jumped in the lake to swim, but I just stared at the water, and felt myself melt into some kind of ecstasy. In my life, I had never felt a peace like this, and to this day I have not experienced it again. The sun just melted me. The next thing I knew, the instructors were carrying me to the club house. They laid me down on a lawn chair and covered me in Ice. Turns out I had a Heat stroke. My temp was over 105……
This experience really taught me that just because something FEELS really good, doesn’t mean it’s good for you at all(The Heat)…. And that something that FEELS bad, might actually be good for you(Ice)…. This lesson is one of the most frustrating paradoxes in my life. I think too much….. and this is the lesson I am still trying to figure out. Honestly makes me really irritated. But then again……… The heat would have been fine in moderation, and there would not have even been ice in the equation……… But the problem was, I didn’t know I was over doing it, until the ice woke me…….. See what I mean? ….. Lastly…… I must honestly tell you, that I am not upset that I experienced the stroke, because the peace was so incredible. I would rather feel that experience, than never feel any of it at all, but I can say that, only because I ended up not hurt….. My head is starting to swirl. When I figure out this lesson decisively….. I’ll write another blog or song…. but until then…… I wish you JUST the right amount of sunshine and warmth…… One that WON’T and CAN’T hurt you…. And I’ll wish the same for myself!!! :0) Thanks for visiting……. and I hope you enjoyed my 3 part blog about The Sea and I….. and what it has taught me! :0).
Peace To You,