Stone in Oceans Edge

Here is the second of my elemental galleries. Click here to see the first: Stone on Earth

These stones rest firmly, while the oceans tides swirl in and out in wild abandon. The wind and the moon can whip the salty waves into fierce frenzies, yet the stones remain serene, calmly waiting for each storm and each high tide to pass. Gradually the ever shifting motion of the sea licks the sharp edges from the steady stones, and they become smooth. Their soft curves invite us to touch them.

Perhaps I can learn the lesson of the ocean washed stone, and allow life’s storms to whirl around me, while I rest firm yet calm within its waves. There is nothing more certain than the rise and fall of the tide, and of future storms to come. However every storm, every crisis will pass, and I might find that some of my sharp edges have been smoothed in the process. By resting firmly I needn’t be picked up and smashed by the storms, and my belief that I can endure and grow whatever is going on around me may strengthen. Perhaps like the smoothed stone in the ocean I will feel easier to approach and be near, with my sharpness washed away. And perhaps I can come to trust a little more each day in life and its ever shifting tides, like the stones in the ocean’s edge.

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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12 Responses to Stone in Oceans Edge

  1. Anna Marie says:

    My mindfulness teacher says that mindfulness teaches us to be the rock in the raging river. Your post and photos beautifully captures the spirit of mindfulness.

  2. Lynne Ayers says:

    Wonderful approach to life and look at the colours in those sea smoothed stones – a few storms, a crisis or two and it may bring out all the colours within US. Diversity and hardship are our best teachers.

  3. frizztext says:

    I like the Sea smoothed stones

  4. ladyfi says:

    Such beautiful shots!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for letting us visit. I so much want to go see your part of the world now. Meanwhile, I can imagine with those gorgeous photographs.

  6. Lovely, lovely, lovely. The sky, the sea, those rocks…! Ah!

  7. you and your camera are definitely in your element with this gallery – beautifully captured, especially those coloured stones

  8. Greetings from Scotland to the ‘other shore’. I’m so glad you enjoyed my post. I’m sure that living on the edge of cold oceans builds resiliance, and amazing people 🙂 That snow storm you had looked extreme, well done on all that digging!

  9. To the westward; far to the west, my ocean is colder. Like yours, it, too, grinds away the sharp edges. We have learned here–the hard way–to try and prevent it from diminishing us while doing that.
    Loved your insightful, reflective prose and your beautiful, vibrant images. All the best from the ‘other shore.’

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