I visited the lake the other day, It's my physical 'Go To' to 'Get Away'. While I was there, consuming God's beauty: The still, gentle, whispering applaud of the water, the glowing reflection of the setting sun plastered across portions of the lake's surface like paint., I began to zoom in on the striking, continuous syncopation of the ripples in the water, which sparked my thoughts on the concept of 'going with the flow'. This is an area I have struggled with since being in control is what I have fought to maintain. However, it has yielded me nothing positive. And, if I want to obtain peace, then I need to master the art of rolling with the tide.
As I was standing on the rocks that intricately adorned the edges of the lake, I so badly wanted to dive in and be enveloped. But, I didn't have the guts, plus it was rather cold for my liking. In my mind though, I did take that plunge. By doing so, I was mentally programming my mind to obtain a new way of thinking and just. let. go. Adjust. Adapt. I didn't stay in the shallow end either, because I don't want my thinking to be shallow. I went deep, to get to that place of peace with God, that place that is unmoved or unchangeable by the surface chaos. This is a place I will mentally revert back to.
Even though I was here alone physically, enjoying my solitude and singledom, I had a presence there with me, and as it wrapped my body, fiercely played in my hair, whispered in my ear, and caused tiny bumps to raise from my sun glazed skin, I was not tossed to and fro, but dizzy with pleasure. I was still firmly planted on the rigid, rock adorned ground. (Like a tree, planted by the water... (Jeremiah 17:8)" That permeable air blanket was soothing and sweet. It is amazing how much clarity and therapy can come from gorgeous lake views and a 'becoming one with the water" imagination. I choose to be free and flowing.
"Be still, and know that I am God;...(Psalm 46:10)"
"In quietness and calmness will be my strength (Isaiah 30:15)."
"But as for you, be clear-headed in every situation (stay calm and cool and steady), endure every hardship (without flinching).. (2 Timothy 4:5)"
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