There is so much to be learned from a child’s ability to get lost in time. ‘Lost in time’ is such an interesting expression. It implies that time stands still and all that matters is ‘now’. If we want to know how to be mindful, all we have to do is watch children at play.
This scene is very pleasing to me because I find the place where the ocean meets dry land a particularly enjoyable place. Name one person you know that still felt tense after spending some time at the water’s edge! People come to the beach to relax, to de-stress, and to recharge.
The dry land where people dwell and work and all of their responsibilities and obligations reside is on one side, and the ocean’s open expanse of ‘nothingness’ is on the other. Here we can set down our baggage for a few hours. It is so much easier to pick it up again, as we must, after some rest, when we had a chance to empty our mind and relax our muscles.
At the water’s edge we can experience what it is like to just be. For a brief moment, here we can be free from all human societal constructs.