Good Morning and Welcome to my Atlantic Life in Hatteras 😊
(Apologies in advance....bit of a photofest!)
“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love … and then we return home.”
– Australian aboriginal proverb
This morning, watching the waves before the sun came up, I got to thinking about this proverb - and asked myself....am I observing, learning, growing and loving?
.......I'd like to think so, but I know for sure I can definitely work a little harder on each one of these.
Whilst I try to be observant, it's so easy to get caught up in our own drama de jour, that we often miss what is right in front of us. Looking a little closer and listening a little more attentively, is something we could all do a tad more.
For me, learning is a lifelong pursuit, and I don't mean the kind of learning that you do from books, as someone who reads a lot, this is not always the type of learning I need - it's learning from the mistakes I make (and trust me there are plenty to choose from 😉), from observing the world around me, and the people that live in it. It's retaining those lessons, and knowing how to avoid making the same mistakes in future. I've spent some time recently thinking about some poor choices I have made in the past, and the saddest thing was, that in several instances, I made similar mistakes again....In retrospect, the pattern is obvious. Isn't hindsight a wonderful thing???? Why didn't I learn the first time around?
So, I could spend the rest of my life examining every last detail of my decision, trying to work out why those patterns of behavior remained, why I wasn't wiser the next time around, stay in a cycle of self-blame...or, I can choose to break that pattern, learn from the past, move on, and be much more cognizant of the choices I'm making now.
By constantly observing and learning, we are growing all the time....hopefully becoming better human beings - a little older....a little wiser💕
And, as to "Loving" - who couldn't do with loving a little more? We all have the capacity to love and be loved, we just need to ensure we are open to both giving and receiving.
Here are just a few of my observances from yesterday and this morning...🥰
Tuesday morning beach...
My "magical time" just before sunrise
And the moon stayed up to greet the sun 🌜🌞
Lone kayaker greets the morning sun
And more of my bird friends...