“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” – Mother Theresa

Life is like the sea – it moves us, shapes us, supports us, and awakens us to new shores. And ultimately, life teaches us to be like water ourselves – strong yet calm, steady yet yielding, subtle yet beautiful.

Here are seven inspiring life lessons taken from the different waves of our world.

  1. Be free. Move like racing waves across the surface of life. Ripple towards what your heart desires.
  2. Be bold. Don’t be afraid to make a splash when facing new shores.
  3. Be yielding. Water can crash, but it can also give. Be gentle, generous and patient.
  4. Be purposeful. Even the smallest pebble on the ocean floor has a purpose in the greater picture. Let every action be one of intention and meaning.
  5. Be peaceful. While storms may visit, they never last, and calm waters will triumph once more.
  6. Be beautiful. Catch the sunlight. Shimmer under the moon. Rise and be seen!
  7. Be harmonious. The sea supports all kinds of life, large and small – make space for the opposites to coexist.

Above all the ocean teaches us this – we are all connected. Everything we do echoes into the universe, and even the smallest changes can build into positive life momentum.