“Only the sailor can speak from experience of how to navigate the storm.”Jayleen Gerace
Emotions are triggering for most people. Human emotions are like the open sea. One minute, the sea is calm, the sky is blue and the boat cuts through the ocean surface smooth and clean.
Then within an hour, the sky is black, the ocean waves are tumultuous, and our boat is violently tossed from wave to wave.
There’s no time for thought to enter our mind because the waves crash upon the boat so fast. It takes quick action. And sometimes, we simply survive the storm.
And when the sky is blue and the sea is calm, our thought goes back to that storm that we survived at sea.
Our emotions are, for the most part, unpredictable. It’s much easier and enjoyable to be on a boat in a sea that is calm and the sky is bright blue and open with possibility.
But it is only through the storm, that we can become better sailors.
It’s only at the moment where our very life becomes threatened that we experience our will to survive is strong.
But only if we are willing to go out to sea.
Those who stay safely upon the shore are safe from the impending dangers of at sea, but only the sailor can speak from experience of how to navigate the storm.
So at this moment in the storm, I try my best to navigate the sea of my emotions.
I know the sea will be calm again.
We will get through this storm. I can’t tell you what’s on the other side. No one knows. And the people who think they know can only imagine.
But when the water is calm again, I hope we can look back at this storm and say, “I know how to navigate the next storm even better.”