If Life Were An Ocean…

If life were an ocean

If life were an ocean…

Your ship would be your values,

your purpose the wind in your sails.

Your spirit would be your compass

with faith as your telescope.

Your words would be your rudder,

your relationships your crew.

You would steer with your intellect

and navigate by the charts of wisdom.

You would weather the storms of conflict

and face the fierce waves of doubt.

You would fight the tides of disappointment

and avoid the shallows of despair.

You would steer away from the rocks of criticism

and  skirt the reefs of deception.

You would visit the ports of experience,

enjoying the journey and adventure.

You would see the distant shores of your dreams

and with persistence reach your destination.

Finally, in realizing your goals,

you would anchor safely in the harbor of contentment.

Are you ready to set sail?

© Carece H Slaughter 2008

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About Carece Slaughter

Wealth and Business Coach to highly motivated professional women and entrepreneurs, helping them create their Purpose Directed Wealth Strategies® Because wealth is so much more than money!

  • http://twitter.com/janetcallaway Janet Callaway

    Carece, aloha. Absolutely love this. It’s simply magnificent.  Off to share with the world so others can feel as good as I did reading it.  Aloha. Janet

    • http://careceslaughter.com Carece Slaughter

      Janet, Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing. Have a beautiful day sailing!

  • http://twitter.com/candacemountain Candace Mountain

    Well done, I really enjoyed that.

    • http://careceslaughter.com Carece Slaughter

      Thank you Candace!

  • PauloMealha

    Beautiful!!!

    • http://careceslaughter.com Carece Slaughter

      Thank you Paulo, I always appreciate your support and comments. 

  • Luis

    Really beautiful!

    • http://careceslaughter.com Carece Slaughter

      Thank you Luis.

  • http://socialpositive.wordpress.com/ Nicolas Liu

    A rational current could support your life journey, a courageous flow could lead you to your destination. Not just ride the wave, but strike hard to advance. Advance along with sharks on your side.

    • http://careceslaughter.com Carece Slaughter

      Well Said Nick! Thank you for sharing!

  • Veracity

    Beautiful! )

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Sykes/100002251204365 Laura Sykes

    I like this very much – haunting.

    • http://careceslaughter.com Carece Slaughter

      Thank you Laura, I am really glad you liked it.

  • http://LiveIntentionally.org Paul Steinbrueck

    I like that Carece except that I don’t want to ever “anchor safely in the harbor of contentment” this side of heaven. :)

    • http://careceslaughter.com Carece Slaughter

      Paul, Thank you for your thoughts, I totally agree. My meaning of that is a spiritual and emotional contentment that comes from knowing you are accomplishing your purpose. For me there will be no contentment that might be construed as complacency.

  • gizmo4me2

    Love your Poem.

  • http://twitter.com/jvzelst Jeroen van Zelst

    That’s just plain beautiful Carece… Makes me want to read more of yours! Sharing this…

    • http://careceslaughter.com Carece Slaughter

      Jeroen, Thank you so much for your kind words.

  • http://twitter.com/topbullet1 Robert McLoughlin

    Beautiful imagery.

    • http://careceslaughter.com Carece Slaughter

      Thank you Robert! Happy Sailing!

  • GregoryMattJackson

    You’re a beautiful soul Carece, I’ve sensed and known this for quite awhile. Thank you for sharing your inspiring words you pinned and serene photo. Happily shared on Twitter. Much care, Greg

  • http://www.facebook.com/mediumtedora Fatimea Tedora Vohs

    Excellent. I want answer with a poem from famous turkish Poet Nazim Hikmet.

    The most beautiful sea:
    hasn’t been crossed yet.

    The most beautiful child:
    hasn’t grown up yet.

    Our most beautiful days:
    we haven’t seen yet.

    And the most beautiful words I wanted to tell you
    I haven’t said yet… 

    Warm regards and happy valentines day!

    Tedora

    • http://careceslaughter.com Carece Slaughter

      Tedora, Thank you for sharing. That is lovely,
      Happy Valentines Day! 

  • http://cnorthe.wordpress.com/ Cristian

    Very nice, Carece!

  • http://xeeme.com/mithuhassan Mithu Hassan

    Amazing !! Happy Valentine’s day to you :))

    • http://careceslaughter.com Carece Slaughter

      Mithu, you are always such a strong encourager. Thank you! 

  • Debbie Ducic

    What a beautiful image and message! Thanks for sharing Carese!

    • http://careceslaughter.com Carece Slaughter

      Thank you Debbie, I appreciate you!

  • Colin Turnbull

    Awesome! Nice to take a few mins from ahectic day to reflect. Thanks for sharing Carece!

  • Tru2psu

    uplifting and a true look at my 60 yrs.  I have sailed many times and continue to look forward to life’s many adventures.

  • http://twitter.com/TMStreetAnalyst Main Street Analyst

    Remember Rod Stewart? I am sailing….

    • http://careceslaughter.com Carece Slaughter

      If I said yes, would that date me? ;-)

  • john Kampen

    Good comparison for viewing life and it’s stages, “Happy Valentines Day”

  • Tag64 (Geoffrey)

    sweet

    • http://careceslaughter.com Carece Slaughter

      Thank you Geoffrey for reading and commenting

  • Gabriella Aime

    Wonderful.  Thank you for sharing. 

    • http://careceslaughter.com Carece Slaughter

      Gabriella, Thank you for stopping by and reading. I appreciate you and your friendship.