What brings you peace? The ocean brings me peace. The sands of the beaches between my toes, I can feel every grain. My senses open to the sound of waves crashing against shore. I will forget everything and clear my mind into a meditative state when I’m at the beach. And I said I couldn’t meditate, not true, the ocean is my meditation.
Each beach has a distinctive aroma. This is true! I am so keen to the aroma of the beaches and ocean, each one is different. The beach at our home has a more salty, dense smell. The Manresa beach in California has an aged smell with a light aroma of eucalyptus…somewhat similar to that of a museum. The beach near my work has a faint, but pungent smell of sulfur with an undertone of dusty sandalwood. Ruby beach has a clean, fresh but faint, salty aroma.
The beach at the Marina is fishy pungent most days. Then there is Fox Island, where keeping the windows open is essential because the smell is so fresh you’d think it came out of a bottle.
I could go on and on.
….But my favorite of all is the beach of Manresa. The undertone of eucalyptus and what I call aged sand puts me instantly into a state of such overwhelming peace, one might think I’d died. Maybe it’s because of all our memories created there, or maybe it is because we spent many years there.
Call me strange, call me crazy. It doesn’t matter. We all find and have our peaceful, meditative moments and of those who do, no matter what those moments are, I bet you know exactly what I’m talking about.
I hope you all find peace today. Enjoy your Sunday, love your families, say your prayers and remember to smile. ❤