“I want to learn how to speak to anyone at any time 
& make us both feel a little bit better, lighter, richer, 
with no commitments of ever meeting again. 
I want to learn how to stand wherever with whoever and still feel stable. 
I want to learn how to unlock the locks to our minds, my mind, 
so that when I hear opinions or views that don’t match up with mine, 
I can still listen and understand. 
I want to burn up lifeless habits of following maps & to-do lists, 
concentrated liquids to burn my mind & throat
& I want to go back to the way nature shaped me. 
I want to learn to go on well with whatever I have in my hands at the moment
in a natural state of mind,
certain like the sea.

I will find comfort in the rhythm of the sea.” 

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous and well said. Very good advice for all of us : ) Thank you for sharing.

Seawashed said...

This is the path that I am on too...the rhythm of the sea...and nature. Beautiful

Poppy's Storytime said...

These are beautiful words and pictures - thank you. I have a confession! I have enjoyed your wonderful posts for some time now, but never commented on how they are so lovely and a calming little bit of beauty in my days, so thank you very much for all your inspiring posts and the hard work that goes into keeping a blog.

Anonymous said...

So perfect words for the feeling that hits me right now.

Rebecca Skye Watson said...

Thank you so much dear Anon.
& a very happy summer! x

Rebecca Skye Watson said...

Such a good path...
the rhythm of the sea
& in a "natural state of the mind".
I think there's soooo much out there
trying to occupy the mind
& grab the attention
that a deep breath
and going back to basics
is such a relief
and the path of peace.
Thanks for always gracing this place
with tender words, x

Rebecca Skye Watson said...

Thank you dear Poppy Fields so much!
And what a lovely confession
- one for me to cherish!
It's a joy to keep this nook going,
and a joy to read your words like yours
Wishing you a sweet summertime, x

Rebecca Skye Watson said...

Glad to hear they hit home with you
dear Patricia!
There was something about them
that stirred my soul, too.
A bit too many distractions lately,
and the soul longs for calm
& a rooted place.
Take care, x