The wind is strong and there are gray dense clouds hovering the blue water in which I sit. Despite the low clouds and wiping winds, several surfers come out to play on the moving mounds of water. As we sit peacefully and quietly hooded in our wetsuits, a break in the clouds appears. As if a miracle had just taken place, everyone in the water gazes towards the gape of sunlight. Smiles grow upon the faces of all the salt water seekers, and some even let out a “ahhhh” sound. Regardless of the darkness that covers most of the sky today, our focus is on the ray of sunshine that broke through.
As the minutes drift by, that one small fusion of brightness dissipated the clouds surrounding it, allowing for more and more sun rays to land upon our salty faces.
This scene was blissful and extraordinary. As humans, we are naturally attracted to light and love. These characteristics sustain us with purity, and that is what keeps us looking up with our focus on the bright side. So in times that may seem a bit gloomy or whirlwind-ish and intense, look for the sunshine… or better yet, be the ray of light that breaks through and clears the way for others to shine too.