The Sound of Water

The sound of water says what I think Zhuangzi

I have been reading about a concept called Blue Space. Scientists have been studying the effects on people who live near oceans or other bodies of water. Spending time near water offers a myriad of benefits to overall health and general well-being. For me spending time wandering the beach has given me a new perspective on my place in the universe.

The constant movement of water and soothing sounds of the surf bring me great peace of mind. The water speaks of our primal birthplace. My pulse synchronizes with the tide – my blood ebbing and flowing throughout every pore of my being. All life is interconnected across innumerable eons.

Stepping onto the beach is like stepping into a vast, wall-less temple. Joyous hymns soar over the distant horizon accompanied by the deep resonating thrumming of the rolling waves. There is an endless array of organic treasures strewn across the sands every day – offerings from the sea to the land and the land to the sea. An array of seabirds and wee creatures find sustenance sorting through the ever-changing menu.

The brilliant reflecting sands like colossal polished mirrors display wondrous tapestries of light and life. Upon reaching the water’s edge, I empty my mind and pray the water speaks my thoughts.

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Read my books at: Wheeler was a monthly magazine and weekly newspaper editor during the time he lived in China from 2007-2019. In China he worked for: Education Ministry, Tourism Ministry and Propaganda Ministry. In addition to his magazine and newspaper work, Wheeler edited and contributed to: multiple travel guides; numerous textbooks; several research and translation projects; and advertising copy for countless clients. As a university lecturer, Wheeler developed several university courses including Appreciation of Western Poetry and Introduction to Journalism. He taught Writing, Literature, Culture, Film, and other subjects. His success as a foreign teacher and editor led to Wheeler being awarded Teacher of the Year honors several times at two major universities. In addition to writing, Wheeler was an actor in China. He was on a television show; and the voice for Hangzhou Tourism as well as acting on stage. Wheeler's most unusual role was being the spokesman for a wallpaper adhesive company.

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