How Can We Swim Gracefully?

August 9, 2022

Vahiguru ji ka Khalsa, Vahiguru ji ki Fatih!

We live in a world overflowing with chatter and noise. We seem to be swimmingthrough a sea of soundwaves, all communicating opinions, emotions, and experiences which are either superfluous or superficial. How can we swim and not drown in this world's ocean?

In the second composition of Salok Sahaskriti, Guru Nanak Sahib says The world is like an ocean; only some swim across through the grace of Guru.

We pause.
We listen.

The Guru reminds us that this world is like an ocean, and the only way that some of us may be able to swim across it is through the grace of the Guru, the Wisdom.

We may think we can swim independently in the ocean. However, we have been swimming in pools, not in the unpredictable waters of the ocean. We need the grace to ferry us across unpredictable waters; we need the Wisdom as the ship. Many of us find it hard to submit and accept grace.

Through grace, we develop a relationship with IkOankar, the One; through grace, we understand how to navigate our lives and make them fruitful. Swimming gracefully is the acceptance of grace itself.

May we yearn to swim gracefully.
May the Wisdom-Guru guide us!

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