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Why do millions love the ocean?

Does the restless surface of the ocean know that it can find peace and tranquility in its own depths? #peace

I am yet to meet a single person who doesn't love the ocean despite the occasional fury it unleashes. We continue to love it and return soon after the storm for the mysterious peace we experience in its company. Perhaps, the ocean expresses the vastness of our soul and we feel a sense of freedom that extends, without any barriers, as far as our eyes can see. May be water is our very nature as we were nurtured in it for the first nine months of our life in the mother's womb. We find that same sense of peace in the ocean's embrace as we felt in our mother's warm cocoon. Or is it because the sound of the waves drowns out the disturbance caused by life's din and allows to escape reality, albeit temporarily?

May be we find a true friend in the ocean as it reminds us that our thoughts, just like the rising and falling waves, are nothing but superficial roller-coasters of emotions. Like the ocean, the eternal peace is always present in our depths. Perhaps, we ache to be as generous and as compassionate as the ocean because it validates and accepts anything and everything without any complaint, judgment or discrimination. Even dirt settles to its bottom and cannot touch its soul. It gives itself selflessly to all without ever asking for anything return. After all, what's left to desire when the ocean has the entire vastness of the blue sky, the sun, the stars, the moon, and the clouds as its life partners. The ocean is complete because it stakes claim on nothing even when it has the entire Universe in its bosom. Yes, we return to the ocean time and time again because we also desire to be complete!

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