Archive | Loren Hale

The Season of Restless Thoughts of Blue

As I lay here in the dark unable to sleep, my mind is restless with thoughts of a new life. Thoughts of adventure, thoughts of challenges, and as I look at the beautiful pictures posted recently on the Blue Season Bali Facebook page, thoughts of the peaceful calm blue below. I wonder how many around the world are doing the same thing, sharing my restless thoughts, excited to break free, open their eyes wide and dive in. You feel your heart beat fast and hard, your skin tingle, and you smile at random times. These smiles, this excitement, it’s contagious and those around you can’t help but share your excitement, and catch the ‘bug’.

Thoughts of starting a new life in one of the most beautiful places in the world, joining the Blue Season family. Being surrounded by beautiful people who share your love for adventure, your love for the beautiful deep blue sea and who love to share smiles with others just like you do. It almost feels like you are going home more than leaving home. I imagine the amazing lush green island full of it’s magical wonder, full of life, surrounded by the powerful yet loving deep sparkling blue waters.

As I let out a deep breath and close my eyes for a moment I imagine similar yet different restless nights laying in my bungalow on that warm tropical island. Thoughts of the day racing through my mind as a cool refreshing breeze blows through the moonlit room. The excitement of learning new skills, trying new things, making new friends, and exploring new worlds. I can’t wait to wake up and do it again. What will I learn today? Who will I meet? What beautiful and enchanting creatures await to greet me on my next dive? (Another one of those random smiles stretches across my face)

I feel some calm and peace setting in knowing others are out there all across this beautiful planet sharing my thoughts of adventure and beauty. Almost like an extended family, who can relate to you, who can feel the tingle of excitement by just looking in your eyes and who love sharing smiles with you side by side.

Sweet Dreams of Blue.

Dreams Come True

It’s funny, this thing called life. So many of us try to plan, project, and toil. Each trying to make our way, find a passion, prove ourselves. All the while time continues to flow into space like the rivers flowing into the sea. Then the unexpected happens. Life happens. Life is unpredictable, magical and beautiful. One day you can be sitting at your desk in a high rise office building in a big city with the smog billowing up outside, the click clack of keyboards around you and chitter chatter of your coworkers numbing you into a trance. Tick tock the years go by.

Wake Up! There is a world of beauty, of magic and wonder out there and it’s not waiting for us. We need to grab our masks and fins and jump in.

Can you close your eyes for just a moment? It’s ok, no one is looking and besides, it’s not good to glare at the monitor all day long anyway. You feel a slight cool breeze starting to blow, it’s refreshing because the sun is shining down from a beautiful deep blue sky. You feel the warmth of the rays kissing your skin and the thoughts of your day giving you goosebumps.

That’s right, after your morning yoga practice overlooking the never ending sparking sea, you are going to meet up with your friends (more like family now), grab your gear and head out to sea. Your day is just getting started. Every moment, every task is an adventure. You are about to enter a new world, not your world but one that welcomes you as a guest. One that let’s you learn from it and be amazed by it as long as you live in harmony with it. If you follow these simple rules, it will open it’s doors to you and show you the magic that lies beneath it’s glimmering waters. Bubbles go up as you go down into a world of bright vivid colors hard to imagine. Creatures of every shape and size darting about or slowing floating along. They acknowledge you as you nod back at them, in peaceful union. Down here the world is in perfect balance and everything has it’s place in the circle of life, from the smallest sea slug to the largest whale sharks they are each beautiful, vibrant and powerful in their own way. Before you know it, it’s time to return to your world, the land above with air and wind it’s own wonders. However, don’t be sad to leave because you are welcome back to this colorful, majestic land beneath the sea anytime you want and it’s happy to have you visit again.

You can open your eyes now and even though you’re back in your office, you hear the clitter clatter again and work is still sitting next to you, now you know what is waiting for you in Bali in the world under the sea. Now you know you have the power to make your dreams come true and visit this magical place and I hope I am there to guide you.

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