Those who have grown up near the ocean will be able to identify! The beauty and power of the waves are unmatched, unforgettable. Those who have ridden those waves have an even deeper understanding of the concentration, determination and resultant joy of living in the moment, being ONE with nature! The same skills can be used in our daily lives, as we “surf” the challenges, and the victories, as we get up again, when we’ve fallen. There’s a saying, by John Kabat-Zinn: “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” As we have a natural inner/physical balance system for those ocean waves, so too we have one in God for the daily, spiritual ones. We can–and are invited to–USE our SPIRITUAL gift, given us to ride each wave with purpose, confidence and joy.