This past weekend, I went to Stinson Beach off Highway 1 in Northern California. It was an amazing journey, trip, and workout. Ever since I was a kid, water has always had an immense spiritual connection for me and allows me to hear God speak to me in silent whispers. The ride is one of the most beautiful drives to get there. I took the Richmond San Rafael Bridge, connected to Highway 101 South at Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, and then took the Highway 1 to Mt. Tamalpais/Stinson Beach exit near Sausalito.
You have to drive with extreme caution due to bike riders climbing the mountains back there and also a long and windy mountain road getting to the beach area. Once you get there, you know you’re in God’s country and it’s a very spiritual awakening environment where everyone down there is filled with love and peace. I encourage everyone in the Bay Area to make a trip over there just to relax and get centered.
Once I got there, I parked in the State Beach parking lot, got it, and made my way directly to the sound of the roar of the ocean. It was truly majestic so I started out with a light run down the beach. About 1 mile into the run, with ocean spray lightly hitting my face, I happen upon a very interesting rock embedded into the sand. The rock was brown, wet, with a rainbow looking color in the rock itself. At this very moment, I hear God stop me and have me focus on this rock for some reason.
As I’m bending over looking at this rock, I see the vastness of the ocean and can see no end in sight to God’s ocean that God made and that God has control over, not us humans. Suddenly, it dawns on me that God wants me to understand this about my life. The small rock that I was looking at pales in comparison to the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. This is why I was sent to this ocean suddenly on Sunday morning at 7 am.
The universe is larger than the pebble and we typically get caught up on focusing on the rock and not focusing on the ocean and the vastness of what lies ahead of us. I stopped looking at the rock in front of me and started focusing on the ocean and focusing on the glory and magnificence of this creation. It made me feel limitless. It made me know that we can achieve anything as long as we get out into the water, stop focusing on the small rock, and row as strong as you can to get out there and live.
Live, stay alive, enjoy your life and realize that the pebble is small in comparison to the ocean of our lives. We can achieve anything!