The ocean and the question

I was standing on a beach the other day staring into the ocean.

Every time I find myself experiencing the waves crashing into my feet, I find myself wondering what lessons I’m meant to learn from these waves. And I typically walk away without any real flash of insight and a lingering sense of disappointment at my inability to understand the lesson.

This time however, I changed the question. Instead of searching for the lesson, I asked myself – what do you see?

I saw relentlessness, consistency, and a clarity in purpose – an awe-inspiring combination. And, by virtue of repetition, the ocean made the combination mundane.

An inspiring thought that finally gave me the answer I was seeking.

Sometimes, all we have to do is change the question.