Daily Nugget #156

tide pools

 

i step outside of me

and

observe my life.

the tide moves in and out.

 

sometimes i feel full

sometimes empty.

 

then i realized i had tide pools.

places within myself

and

my life where magic always exists

no matter what the waters are doing.

 

tide pools.

the places within me

within my life

where colors are vibrant

life is abundant

treasures are found

squeals of dee-light common.

 

sometimes i feel at the mercy of my tides.

the tides of my emotions

hormones

activities

or lack thereof.

 

sometimes the tide comes in

and

i feel abundant and full

and

rich with all of the treasures life has to offer.

then

the tide moves out

and

i’m left there

on the shore

alone

as the tide creeps farther away.

 

no sense running towards it

it will return again.

 

we are the tide.

our lives

our experiences

and

relationships

move like the tide.

in and out.

always moving

always changing.

 

if we look closer

we will find the tide pools

and realize

that the richness of our life

and

our experience

actually never leaves.

there is a tide pool in you

if you look for it.

 

we would never leave ourselves high and dry

even if our eyes cannot see the water.

 

we could spend our days chasing the tide

urging it

begging it

to return.

please.

or

we could find a beautiful spot to sit

and

feel the tide come in

and

nourish us.

feed all of our senses.

 

then we let it go.

taking with it

the memories

sending with it

our fears

because we know

in our hearts

that the tide pool

is within.

 

find the magic in YOUR tide pool <3

find the magic in YOUR tide pool <3