The sea of emotions

“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”

Christopher Paolini

From http://siemprefeliz.com

“Emotions are like the sea upon which our ship sails, and we don’t try to control the sea, but instead we control our ship…

Our body is the ship that we are given when we were born, and we can learn more about our body and improve it so that it can sail through life more effectively.

Our mind is the captain of the ship, and we can either have an Ahab or Hook type of captain, or maybe one of the more heroic sea captains, but in any case, it’s up to us to either train or reform our minds to be better leaders and navigators…

Emotions are always flowing, and if it seems like we keep feeling certain emotions over and over, that’s only because we keep guiding our ship in that direction over and over. If we think angry, fearful, or sad thoughts all the time, the sea of emotions we sail through will feel that way…

We’re all sharing the sea of emotions, and we can sail through life however we want. Our work is to navigate our ship in the direction we want to go, exploring the waters, lands, and people that are interesting to us. We don’t need to get bogged down in emotions we don’t enjoy, or engage in naval warfare against someone else. Sometimes we’ll sail together, and sometimes we won’t, but the journey will always be interesting…”

From Getting Better, Man

From http://beinglanterns.com

Have a wonderful journey

🙂

THE END

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8 thoughts on “The sea of emotions

  1. dliw canis says:

    Reblogged this on dliwcanis.

  2. Sedone says:

    Thanks for appreciating my article. What a nice surprise to wake up to!

  3. satzie says:

    Good post Otrazhenie 🙂

    Nice quote. Well said, particularly with the words “No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.” . Sometimes it is hard to convey few of our feelings and emotions.

    Wonderful sky in the first picture and a breathtaking scene in the last picture.

    I have often heard about the sea and ship analogy with human life, but the beginning lines are captivating “Emotions are like the sea upon which our ship sails, and we don’t try to control the sea, but instead we control our ship…”

    I’m not sure if i have misunderstood the fourth para “Emotions are always flowing, …. we sail through will feel that way…”, But i think that it is true only at few situations.

    I also liked the analogy of comparing the emotional fights between people as “naval warfare”, that was well matched.

  4. love this about the sea and emotiions, I always think of the sea or a river when relating to my emotions.

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