The beach is often the most peaceful place for me to be. The dampness of salt water sprinkling onto my skin, the smell of the sea life and the gentle sound of the waves crashing ashore. All of it a gentle nudge towards home. In todays practice I felt in my breath the cadence of the waves, a smooth beautiful sound that carried me off to a peaceful surrounding. In and out. The words that accompanied the breath. In and Out. I can almost smell the ocean here. Taste the salty water on my skin. A gentle nudge towards home.