and indeed it was….
The three little girls had worked diligently, and had fun, digging a large hole and a castle in the sand next to the surf. Running back and forth, with squeals of joy, and zest for life, they had filled it with water from the ocean. But now, as temporal as ever, their creation was dissolving before their young eyes.
One of the girls was shrieking “The dam is breaking” “It’s all gonna’ break up!” The other girl running as fast as she could with her little pail was shouting commands to her sister and friend. “Get more more mud!” “Get more sloppy sand!” …
Picture them 30 or 40 years later, now wearing business clothes. Same reactions, just a different daily emergency to JUMP and ACT and WORRY about, that’s all.
Far too many waves come and go for us to panic every time.
This mental model of “The dam is breaking!” is as real, and just as fleeting, as the sand castle of yesteryear, my friends. The dam breaks, the water or surf wins for a moment, and time washes on. Another dam is built, more joy and laughter and then, once again, tensions and panic and hurried action….
ENJOY the ease and comfort knowing everything is OK.
Flow and change and life unfolding will ALWAYS continue. If you want, look thru history. Look at your own history. Many seaside dams were built, and all of them were washed away. Yet all were built upon the foundations of older ones…
STOP. Smile and appreciate that there is always more sand to carve and work with.
ENJOY YOUR LIFE ON THE BEACH. Smile today at the dams you are building. Enjoy the memories of the ones you built and are no longer visible. Stay eager and excited about the ones you still want to build, my friend. Enjoy the never ending process.