The world is like water.

When it is still, we can see clearly.

When it is rough, you must learn to surf the waves.

Each wave a new experience- good or bad, or good and bad.

Like surfing, don’t let the waves overwhelm you- no matter how strong.

If you get afraid and lose sight of the breath as waves crash into you, then you may hastily try to breathe underwater- and drown.

When you relax and go with the flow, the waves cannot do anything to your inner stillness.

When you lose control and fall underwater, just relax until you resurface.

And one day, you’ll finally surf the wave to the shore.