This is the last image I will post from our short stop in Santa Barbara. Both these trees and boulders were large in their own right. But they are utterly dwarfed by the immense ocean.
It’s another poignant reminder that my life is part of something much, much larger than myself. If my gaze is always turned inward, then this distorted perspective can delude me into believing that I am the center of my life. And if the compass needle always points toward me, I will always be lost. I risk becoming entangled in the hell of self, always preoccupied with my needs, my dreams, my potential, my failures, my success.
Yet, the truth is that I am created for something far greater than myself. And sometimes I need to be felled like a tree before the ocean in order to regain a correct point of reference for my life.
Image taken with a Nikon D40x in Santa Barbara, CA. Post in Capture NX2.