Someone once asked me, to describe a peaceful scene, where calm existed, my happy place.
I said the ocean.
“But why? The ocean is so uncertain, the tides are unpredictable, storms come and create huge waves. It is anything but calm.”
It may take hours or days, but it will always go back to a peaceful state.
It is the ocean that creates the raging waves, the strong undercurrent. The storm is just an outside source, and the waves are the oceans way of being, since the beginning of time.
That is the most calming thing about it. How the ocean rages and storms, and how it both hurts and heals. While it is stormy in one place, it is calm in another. And in the midst of all that, it is still the same. There will always be calm, there will always be glistening from the sun, and there will always be the same calming, lapping waves.