The clouds are dense today and puffy, like cotton balls stuffed tight into a jar. There are little openings of blue and if I focus on them I feel better, lighter. I wonder if people who have the ability to live a wealthy life are better off. We are all human beings, born to learn lessons that our souls have chosen, and for most of us it isn't very easy. Especially if we have the courage to look within. Some of us have struggles with money, some with health, some with loneliness, but we all have grace if we choose to seek it and to feel the goodness in it, no matter what it looks like. And if we can surrender to the knowing that we bring ourselves with us wherever we go, we can trust that we are always in the right place at the right time. For even by the ocean, with the grace of the waves, I can feel what needs to be healed, and it is a choice I can make to open to it all — both the beauty of my surroundings and the pain in my heart.