On the day before I turned 40, I experienced a perfect day at the Atlantic ocean. It was sunny, the heat index was 90 degrees. The ocean was perfectly soothing. I giggled all day as wave after wave gained momentum and washed over me.
At one point in the afternoon I settled down to savor what was happening. I was in a state of least resistance. My husband asked me why when every wave came rolling in did I turn around. I told him it hurt my chest when the waves crashed. It felt so much better to let the wave cascade over my back and shoulders. I tried different tricks. I ran forward toward the beach with the waves carrying me. I hopped forward. I swam with the waves.
And I understood this vibrationally... I have no idea when or where any of those waves began. They could have started in the middle of the Atlantic or all the way on the coast of Africa. But I do know each wave began in the past and I was only feeling its momentum in the present. And I had a choice:
Face each wave head on and feel the pain as it slammed into my chest, or get ahead of the wave and let it roll through and over me. Once I knew which way I wanted to face waves, I understood I can experience that what ever comes my way in a state of meditative peace.
Waves will come into your life even on perfect days. And we can even sense them coming if we tune in and listen to the sound as it gains momentum.
All you have to remember is that waves begin in the past and you are experiencing the momentum in the present.
You can face the wave if you want to. Or you can find the place to be ahead of it when does come and just let it flow, let it roll, and let it wash over you.
When the wave comes and you allow it, it'll only guide you to a safe shore. Remain in the present moment while looking ahead to the shore.