ask meaningful questions.
take a close look at the intricate play of foam, waves, and swirls. spend some time there in your mind. have a minute? take two, even three.
imagine what the air tastes like. do you smell the salt water? can you feel the waves washing over your skin? how rough or smooth can the texture of those rocks be? where are the birds nesting?
when you feel yourself inside this image, ask yourself:
what does the ocean teach me about purpose?
what can i learn from this rock?
if i were able to read coffee grounds and tea leaves, i could make sense of the patterns on the water’s surface – what do they tell me about the waves of life?
and then, give thanks for what is, and for what you will create.