A perpetual ripple reaches far beyond what the eye can see. “Be mindful of your actions and conscious of your thoughts…” the ocean said to me.
My body lands amongst the blue. I sink down, then surface with wide open eyes. Glancing around I watch as the effects of my splash ripple out into the abyss.
Five-hundred yards away, a boat buzzes by, creating a wake that I buoy over. Sloshing from side to side, I wait until the effects of the boat pass so that I can surf smooth waves again. However, the ripples– they make it all the way to shore.
As I am sitting there rocking one way and then the other, it dawned on me… a storm is whirling off the coast of the Bahamas. Although hundreds of miles away, I am surfing that energy, the effects of that system, here on the Mid-Atlantic.
How could it be!? A weather pattern so far away, a boat’s wake, a splash from a person landing on the water’s surface… it all ripples out, the effects go beyond where we can see.
If this is so, how are you effecting me? And how am I effecting you? Could it be?
We, humans, are made up of 70% or more of water. If one body of water amongst the ocean effects another, how are we effecting each other??
A ripple effect, it’s true, indeed. “Be mindful of your actions and conscious of your thoughts,” the deep-sea reminds me, “you are participating in the ocean of life.”