The Sea cures all ailments

I spent the weekend down by the sea. It is Dad’s birthday and we all met for a meal. In the morning I walked by the sea to get my morning coffee. There’s something about the sea that has a restorative effect on my weary soul. Is it the sound of the waves crashing against the shore or the salty scent of the air? Being near the sea has a unique way of refreshing my mind and my body.

Often when I am worried or concerned with a problem I stand at the shore’s edge, as close as I can be without getting wet. It reminds me of the vastness of the world and the smallness of my problems. The endless horizon I spy, stretches out before me, reminding me that there’s so much more to life.

The sea spray also has a calming effect also. I think it is the ebb and flow of the waves. The rhythm that slows my racing thoughts and soothes nerves. It is the sea’s blue-green hues that calms me no matter what.

So, if you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, consider taking a trip to the sea. Even if you can’t get away for long, even a short walk along the beach can have a restorative effect on your mind and body. Allow the sea’s calming rhythms and vastness to remind you of the bigger picture, and let your worries drift away with the tide.

When I go down and sink my feet in the water
And I soak up that sun and I watch it set
Yeah, I can feel the power of the saltwater gospel
I’m as close to God as I can get

Jimmy Buffett

Published by NCS

reader of great literature, teller of tales, photographer of mostly awful snaps but on occasion I am half decent.

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