Why can anger be like the ocean waves

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We returned to Jupiter last Friday and took our first ocean walk on Saturday morning. We had left the Wednesday before Irma and wanted to see what everything looked like. We saw a lot of wind damage and in combination with the Harvest moon the tide was bringing in powerful waves to a beach that we walked twenty feet further away that our usual path. Walking by the ocean for me is my moments of Zen and believe me I needed it. I was angry about issues with my builders not getting construction done and the chaos of their business plans. I was angry about the state of the world as well as a White House that resorted to name calling at the slightest criticism. I was wondering if it would be safe ever again to go to a theater, a concert, a nightclub, or a sporting event. I wondered if we would ever have a civil discourse about items like bump stocks that allow an assault weapon to fire as fast as 800 rounds a minute. I was angry about the pollution from the release of Lake Okeechobee into the ocean and wondered why we are destroying the planet. If was no wonder that my meditation had been troublesome where I was so lost I couldn't even feel a smooth breath coming out from my body.

The I return to the ocean which for me had always been peace on earth for me so I could return to  tranquility. As I watched the waves coming in they seemed loud and angry, then I noticed something else. Once they crashed on the sand they smoothed out and were powerful no more. Not only had they lost power but they quietly rolled back into the vastness of the Atlantic. For the first time in awhile my breathing returned to normal. I thought about anger like I thought about the waves. The power should dissipate and go back to the infinite space of the ocean if not the universe we live in. Hanging on to anger is not a good thing and as I approach my 70th birthday I can't remember a time since the divisive 60's where a country and a world was so polarized. Yes there is a place for anger of the righteous kind but what I see the most of is impotent rage, the kind that can kill on a massive scale.

It is time to see the dangers we face even in our business. If I look for it I can see bad things happening daily that I can complain about in real estate just like I can chose to to be angry about or let it go and do something about it that is positive. I wake up now and my morning meditation is visualizing the ocean and the powerful waves coming in. I focus on what makes me angry and I see those waves after they crash and roll back quietly and meekly and my anger is gone. When I stand my next thoughts are what can i do to make this world better even in the smallest way. I will repeat this daily. Peace.

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Maybe those anger management classes should be convened by the ocean Joe Pryor .

Oct 18, 2017 03:02 PM #27
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Your post continues to attract a lot of interest.

Good luck and success.

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Oct 18, 2017 05:29 PM #28
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings with us. It is so true of the current state of our country and lives. We all must focus on the beauty around us and do a random act of kindness for someone every day so that we can change the world one person at a time. 

Oct 18, 2017 08:37 PM #29
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Thank you for the inspiration. Congratulations on the featured post. Have a good day

Oct 19, 2017 02:11 AM #30
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Joe,

 Just stopped by to say hello and congrats on the feature!

Oct 19, 2017 02:19 PM #31
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It really is so easy to dwell on rage, especially with how the world is these days. But every time I think of how bad the world is, I think of what I have been so blessed with. I have a family, a home, and a business. Just as there are negative things to dwell on, there are also positive things to dwell on. I agree that there are many things that are not right and each of us should think of ways we can make an impact. But we don't have to let our rage control us. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a blessed day. 

Oct 19, 2017 08:04 PM #32
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Peace out to you, Joe. There is not a day that goes by when I don't get angry about something. Mostly stupidity. And how people can be so stupid to believe such crap that then perpetrates even more crap. And then I think about my lanai in Hawaii and watching the ocean, and it does bring an inner peace. Don't let any idiots ever destroy your own inner peace.

And write checks of support. That's what I do. When I get really angry, I support Planned Parenthood and the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ALCU, and the Mono Lake Committee, Yellowstone National Park . . .

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I really enjoyed this post and the visualization meditation regarding the ocean waves. Too bad we can make meditation a part of everyone's morning - imagine the changes we'd see? 

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Congratulations on receiving a feature for your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 22, 2017 05:07 PM #35
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Your post is drawing a lot of attention.

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Hi JOe, stopping by to say hello and thank you for stopping by my blog.

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Joe Pryor  Stopped by to read your post and saw it was Featured  congrats and ride that wave

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Joe,

 I thought of you at my son's wedding this weekend it was on the beach and I have to say my whole blood pressure went down as soon as I heard those waves it certainly has a calming effect on me!

Oct 25, 2017 02:56 PM #39
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Joe,

 Hope to see a new blog soon as they are so full of wisdom! Have a good one!

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Hi Joe, that's what I always loved about the ocean, listening to the sound of the waves crashing lets me forget all that troubles me at least for a while. All the best!

Oct 26, 2017 05:14 PM #41
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Jupiter Florida is a great place to visit . . . . and live in.

Good luck and success.

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Joe your anger had one good result-a feature for your post. Peace to you.

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Hi Joe! Just stopping in again to say that I hope you're having a wonderfully peaceful weekend!

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Hi Joe,  The ocean does amazing things for people.  I think it also brings back how very big it is in the scope of life.  I'm glad you get time to decompress watching the waves.  Enjoy!

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Joe, the water, anywhere has a calming effect and washes away troubles, but it IS the most powerful thing on earth and letting it guide us keeps us learning, respecting, and breathing.

It is so very healing for me and just this last weekend, I took a long walk on a Pacific coast beach, watching about sixty sandpipers dancing along the shoreline as the ebb and flow of the ocean continued its mantra. Then, of all things, I saw a sea lion pop up on the crest of a wave! All for my own private enjoyment. I felt like a kid again! No worries! I giggled and was completely smitten by all of these creatures doing their thing. 

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