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Riding the waves

Discussion in 'Deeper Fellowship' started by Mark Dohle, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Mark Dohle

    Mark Dohle Active Member

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    Riding the waves


    Emotions rise and fall,
    fueled by unruly thoughts,
    like ocean waves, we learn to ride,
    knowing that it will pass,
    and calm restored.

    There are storms and lightning,
    we may feel like we are drowning,
    then it calms and we find peace for a time.

    There is love and friendship,
    the waves beautiful and they carry us,
    over the rough eddies that we must traverse,
    carrying us into deeper love and trust,
    learning forgiveness and compassion.

    In the midst of the whirlwind, we can find peace,
    if we ground ourselves on what is stable,
    eternal, and loving.

    To pray can bring us to a place of inner silence,
    we can observe the waves without being pulled under,
    for all things pass, and life moves on,
    nothing lasts forever in this life.

    We need to get through each day with its worries,
    not burdening ourselves with the waves
    that may come on the morrow.—Br.MD
     
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    We used to have a saying that got us thru a lot when attending a very challenging learning church. It was simply “keep your eyes off the waves” because as soon as we looked at where we were in comparison to where we had come that was when it seemed overwhelming.
    The analogy when used to each other always sounded to me to be like The Gambler song. Know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away, know when to run, but whatever you do don’t look at the waves your walking on until safe inside the boat.
    I don’t know if that useful in all situations but it was appropriate for us at the time. Have a great day!
     
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  3. Mark Dohle

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    Thank, what a wonderful comment, and helpful.

    Peace
    Mark
     
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    Beautiful poem! So much truth spoken in it!
     
  5. Mark Dohle

    Mark Dohle Active Member

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    Thank you very much.

    peace
    mark
     
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