Captain’s Log 6,063
We have all been given passage on a ship. We have all been given command of this cosmic ship. The test comes down to willingness. How willing are we to set sail into a sea that may appear calm but harbor unknown misfortunes?
The sea is full of misfortune. That is why it is the duty of a good captain to know where to sail and when to divert course.
I know so many people who think they are safe because they keep their ship in port. Their ship never ventures out to sea. They simply “live aboard” and think the status quo is good enough.
Little do they know that when a big storm arises and their ship is tied to the dock, they run a huge risk of losing it all. If a ship is too close to the dock in high winds, it will smash into thousands of pieces. The ship stands a far better chance of weathering the storm if it is sailing head into the wind.
Interesting thing about sailing. You are safer when you head INTO the wind. When you put your bow TOWARD the storm, you have a far better chance of sailing through it. Sails are designed that way. The more you sail into the wind, the faster you go.
So I agree and disagree with the photo above. Your ship IS indeed safe at harbor……for awhile. Harboring a ship means staying long enough to rest and resupply. Large ships were built for the sea. And so are our souls.
Yup. Once again I am using a big metaphor to make a point. It bothers me when I see people content to toss anchor in a harbor and never raise sails again. It bothers me to see people give up command of their own destiny and turn their ship over to someone else. Or to allow it to become a ship of fools.
I would rather be lost at sea than smashed into the docks during a storm. At least I can say I died trying.