The horse-headed little sea creature with a curved tail at the end is a beauty to behold as it swims past the sea current, like a little horse galloping through the turquoise meadows of the sea.
Picture a little seahorse, frolicking in the waves as the rays of the sun gently dance on the vast spread of the seemingly endless ocean.
Sounds peaceful, right?
This is what a seahorse is – a symbol of patience & strength – as the Ancient Greeks & Romans believed.
The ocean can be a daunting place – an unexplored stretch of water carrying in its lap, danger & unpredictability. Home to hundreds of different species- some harmless while others the complete opposite. You never know which one you might have to face.
Despite this uncertain ecosystem that the sea horse has been granted to live in, it says patient & strong.
Sea horses are poor swimmers. Their body is made to amble along the vast ocean & not to swim seamlessly.
To be a creature of the sea & to have a body that offers no mechanism for agility, a sea horse finds itself in grave danger – every single day. At every turn it faces the unknown- a predator lying in wait, camouflaging itself against the ocean bed.
And yet, there it goes, happily swaying past the sea current – unwavering & hopeful.
This is your lesson from the lovely sea horse – to trust yourself & to be brave enough to take a step even when everything around you says – you will never make it.
Our lives can be very similar to the ocean- lying ahead of us for years & years to come. We are often unsure of what turn it will take next- maybe it is bringing happiness, or maybe it is bringing heartache. It will test you to your strengths & allow you to find out your weaknesses.
Life always teaches you that you may not be the most agile swimmer in the sea, but with strength and perseverance, you can always come out stronger.
You may have to bop along like the delightful little seahorse, but in the end you will realise that it was the journey that mattered more than the destination.