As a teenager I was obsessed with the ocean. I had daydreams of escaping my humdrum life in a small Canadian prairie town and strolling on warm sunset beaches with sand pressing through my toes. I wanted to sit near that swelling mass of wet and raid wave-rippled shores for newly deposited shells as the tide retreated.
Freshly graduated from University, I quenched this angst-filled longing with a long sojourn to different shores throughout the Mediterranean. Ocean tides churned and merged like the diversity of language, culture and religion I experienced in my travels.
Back home in Canada, and recently separated, I needed to go on an inner journey. It led to an Ashram where I heard the words of Swami Radha.
“The heart symbolizes an ocean of Light and Consciousness.”