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Under the sea, Yonaguni, Japan, 10 February 2010.


“Imagine being three feet underneath the surface waves in a stormy ocean. You’re perfectly aware of what’s happening on the surface, but you’re in a calm and quiet place, prepared to take the next appropriate action.”

This makes me long for a dive trip — it’s been more than a year since Yonaguni. It’s not so much diving per se that I miss (or maybe it is?).

I miss the quiet and being away from everything else, if only for a while. (Ok, I don’t miss the skin breakouts, but that’s another story. Laugh ruefully.)

Anyway, the rest of the article is a good read on mental discipline and keeping a grip on yourself during these moments that overwhelm us — moments that are increasingly common in this technological age and now-now-NOW pace of life. At the end of the day, it’s really about how we deal with all this internally.


Written by The Intimate Stranger

April 26th, 2011 at 11:11 am

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