You are a wave on the face of the ocean.
When the wave is gone is the water gone?
Has anything happened?
It is a play, a game, a dance.
~ Joseph Campbell
What do you feel like when you watch the waves?
When you sit by the ocean and look out into its vastness and watch the steady rhythm of the swells forming, waves breaking and stillness in between the waves. what wells up inside of you? Can you feel the energy from the motion of the waves? Can you find a sense of calm and stillness inside from watching the beauty and rhythm of the ocean?
Waves are moving energy.
Kayakers and surfers use waves as their playground. There is something magical about feeling the pulse of raw powerful energy beneath you as you ride the surface of a wave. The wave cannot be tamed. You must focus all your attention to connect with its flow and feel its magic.
Riding the wave of the breath in yoga reminds us that we are part of a bigger energy.
The natural curves of a healthy spine at rest are shaped like a wave.
The ultimate goal of yoga is samadhi – realizing that we are all connected to something bigger.
Feel the wave. Ride the wave. Realize you are the wave and you are the ocean.
Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force.
~ Lao Tzu