But below the fickle surface of waves and tides, flotsam and jetsam, is the deep, the quiet, and the source of all life. It is essence. It is inside each of us. We share it with all living things. It is indescribable, profound. It is life and spirit and endless calm security: the universal oneness of all beings.
Beyond all surface change, beyond all the impermanence we experience, there is that which does not change. It sustains us and inspires us and roots us deep so that we may grow comfortable with our circumstantial human lives. They are the game and the dance. They are the distraction and the illusion of importance. But what actually matters most is unseen and quiet. It is the reason for all of it, but it does not show itself in obvious ways. It beckons in our dreams and longings and it whispers us to trust. It is universal energy. It is indestructible. It is love and life. It is no thing and all things at the same time. It is deep and shallow, both hidden and ever revealed. It is paradox and simplicity. It is all encompassing freedom. It is readily available but we must pay attention. We access it wherever we look with our hearts.
I trust that I am bigger than the changing tides of my life. I share a powerful connection with all that lives.