Some of us are stuck in the shallows Where life has a cautious desperate rhythm, punctuated by bursts of pleasure and hurt. There's a loss of connection with the depth of our being. Life has become the soap opera or media that we tune into. The deep is too dangerous to acknowledge, let alone embrace. We cling to the safety of the shallows. We want to feel connection, yet can't let go of controlling and comparing, resisting and resenting. Life is filled with distractions, must-see t.v. and others agreeing this is the way it "should" be. It is the shallow sea of a fearful and protective ego. When you feel caught up like this, take time to pause. Breathe fully and notice what is alive in you. Listen for the vibration from the deep. The untouched part of you that never changes. Finding your Middle Ground is the gateway to a new depth of being and living fully. The current may be strong and the transition may not be easy. It takes courage to be the swimmer you are, to dive in and wake up.