When You Love a Girl Who Loves the Ocean

When you love a girl who loves the ocean, never tell her where to go, rather, let her take you where she goes.

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When you love a girl who loves the ocean, you may never dream of catching her.

A girl who loves the ocean wishes not to stay docked at her port, but to let the winds guide her sail as she explores into the unknown.

A girl who loves the ocean will never let someone be her dock, but someone to be her second Captain; her right hand in command.

A girl who loves the ocean will never think first of the dangers of the unknown, or let the thoughts of unfamiliarity scare her away from diving into something she knows nothing of.

A girl who loves the ocean is happily curious, because she knows too much caution can make her unhappy. This girl, who loves the ocean, lets her toes dip where she feels it’s needed but lets her body drift wherever the waves will take her.

A girl who loves the ocean will stare deep into your soul. Like fresh rain on a dry spell, she’ll flow through your cracks inch by inch until your entire being is filled with her and you both quench for air as much as you soak in her hydrated healing.

If you ever want to be with a girl who loves the ocean, learn to watch, and listen, as much as you chase her away from the shore.

Be the beach she returns to and crashes on, be the grains of sand that melt into the ground when the waves return from the sea, be her light and day when she feels it’s time to step back or feels its time to move forward. Dance with her in synchrony when there’s a storm, a calm sunny day, pouring rain, or simply a day to smile for.

When you love a girl who loves the ocean, you must love her in her entirety. Like an iceberg, you only see a small percentage on the surface but must dive deep with deliberation beneath her to uncover the kingdom left unspoken where 90% of her unfolds.

When you love a girl who loves the ocean, remember to breath in her fresh scent that may tangle the ends of your hair and make you look beyond what you can see. When you love a girl who loves the ocean, treat her well, as she will be wild with nature yet soft as a ripple in a still pond.

When you love a girl who loves the ocean, never tell her where to go, rather, let her take you where she goes.

LOVE is Always the Answer

If there’s ever a time in your life which you feel stuck, down, confused, disoriented, or at a lost for words – think about “love” and how you can respond to your situation in that one simple act.

Like most people, I often face many questions in life which I feel I cannot answer.

What college should I go?

What restaurant should I eat?

How should I respond to this person?

Why is this happening to me?

Questions that leave us speechless and incomprehensible can sometimes be the greatest gifts we receive – it’s through these questions which we truly find ourselves through one simple word: “LOVE”.

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If you’re ever faced with a situation where you simply cannot find the answer, always remember that the answer is “LOVE”.

What college do I go to? The one which I genuinely love the most.

What restaurant should I eat? The one whose food I love the most.

How should I respond to this person? With love and compassion as how I would like to be treated.

Why is this happening to me? Although I cannot control certain things in life, I will respond to the world with love and focus my attention on the positive and good things that come towards me.

The answer is simple my friends, LOVE.

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If there’s ever a time in your life which you feel stuck, down, confused, disoriented, or at a lost for words – think about “love” and how you can respond to your situation in that one simple act.

Love J.J.

[Photos taken at Asakusa Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, Japan.]

The Start of a Journey

The start of a journey can sometimes be fearful, and the path treacherous, however choosing to shift my mind from fear to excitement has made all the difference.

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It’s always so incredibly exciting to start a new journey.

Whether far or near, it’s never hard for me to take off my boots and run with the wind.

The start of a journey can sometimes be fearful, and the path treacherous, however choosing to shift my mind from fear to excitement has made all the difference.

Choose to be excited for life, not fearful. ♥

Love J.J.

Finding Silence in a Noisy World

Sometimes, noise is good. Sometimes noise is productive. Sometimes noise is healing, like the heartbeat of your mother who you haven’t seen for years. But sometimes, noise is the opposite of what we need. Sometimes, we start to search for silence.

A lot of people search for what makes them feel alive. What place or person or activity that makes them scream with joy, mad with happiness, from the inside out.

We live in a very noisy environment. This world is filled with so many distractions, opportunities, dreams, and people that flood the canals of our ears flowing straight into our minds. Our thoughts are polluted with as many things as we can handle, as many topics as we can speak.

Sometimes, noise is good. Sometimes noise is productive. Sometimes noise is healing, like the heartbeat of your mother who you haven’t seen for years.

Sometimes, noise can be exactly what we need. Words that inspire us. People that encourage us. The songs of a lyric that speaks to our souls.

But sometimes, noise is the opposite of what we need. Sometimes, we start to search for silence.

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I’ve found in a world with so much noise, so much beauty, I tend to lean towards wanting to wind down from all the liveliness and expressions that surround me.

Sometimes, in my happiest moments, is when I feel completely silent, and the world is still.

I search for those moments when the world is silent. I search for that moment when everything around me is still and I can concentrate only on my heartbeat.

I search for that one thing in life that brings me joy in it’s most simplest form.

Whether it’s movement, fulfilling the senses, experiencing something new, or witnessing an old face, I crave those moments.

There’s a specific time warp that happens when I find that moment of silence. It’s like those films where I stand completely at still and all I see is that one thing or person, and everything else around us just speeds past at lightning pace.

Or that scene when everyone else is frozen, and the slow motion of things makes the moment seem unreal, unfathomable. And even the slightest movement like the batter of an eyelash is enough to make my heart beat rapidly out of my chest.

It’s these moments, where I forget everything else, that make me realize that there’s more to life than living at it’s loudest or expressing all there is to feel.

Sometimes, when you feel nothing, when you think nothing, you find yourself in absolute peace. Calmness. Still. And silent. The world is no longer a mess, but a garden of gratitude.

It’s these moments that I search for silence in life, that one thing that makes the world completely quiet and still.

Love J.J.