Sunday, December 11, 2005

Visit Yourself

Once in a while you have to take a break and visit yourself.
Audrey Giorgi

Life should be like a fountain, but too often it is more like a drain than a spout. Fighting the current is hard enough without adding the waves of fellow travels, so who you swim beside matters to our survival.
But no matter how much splashing they are doing, when you reach the point of fading into grey a short visit with yourself will inspire stronger strokes. Vivid colors return to you and reflect from you if healthy attention is given to who you are.
It may seem silly that we have to remind ourselves of such a basic thing, but we do. Each exercise of self validation makes me a stronger swimmer. And each time you do it the same results apply. I visit myself often, and find I like who I will become in the days to come. Make friends with yourself and change will be a natural thing. And swimming will become easier, and out-distancing the mighty waves that others splash your way will not be such a struggle.