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There is a trough in waves,
a low spot
where horizon disappears
and only sky
and water
are our company.

And there we lose our way
we rest, knowing the wave will bring us
to its crest again.

There we may drown
if we let fear
hold us within its grip and shake us
side to side,
and leave us flailing, torn, disoriented.

But if we rest there
in the trough,
in silence,
being with
the low part of the wave,
our energy and
noticing the shape of things,
the flow,
then time alone
will bring us to another
where we can see
horizon, see the land again,
regain our sense
of where
we are,
and where we need to swim
-Judy Brown

Sometimes we find ourselves in a low place. It can feel dark and lonely and confusing. When we struggle to get out, we feel as if we are sinking deeper. That’s the time to let go – to go along with the flow of time, allowing it to bring us up again in sight of the horizon. There is a time to swim and a time to float.

Is this a time for you to swim towards a goal in sight? Or is this a time for you to float in faith, allowing yourself to rest until it is time to swim again?