Every once in awhile someone says something so simple that says something so expansive you have to admire the gift of words.
I love the simplicity of what this says. If you believe this is simply about ships you are sorely mistaken.
I show this quote to high school kids all the time.
You can stay in the harbor as long as you want and feel safe … but ultimately we weren’t created to stay in the harbor.
Life is meant to be … well … sailed. Sailed on calm waters and even the rough waters.Sure … letting go of what is safe is difficult. Anyone who tries and tells you otherwise <even the risk takers> is lying. Risk takers just have had more practice … and have found a different comfort level. In addition … they have found the sheer joy of sailing. Leaving the safe harbor is partially about letting go. Not easy. But … whew … Life is sure a lot more fun, and interesting, if you let go of the safe harbor and sail.
I could run with this metaphor on a number of levels … but this Life thought is so simple why waste a lot of words?
Revel in its simplicity and its bigness.