BearsWave of the Week Blog # 3 Episode 3 Fuel TV’s “Clean Break”Posted on June 28, 2012 by Bear Woznick
“A fisherman of shallow seas uses only a short line; a fisherman of the deep sea uses a long line”
Early sailors to the islands climbed the peak that frames Waikiki and found quartz-like crystals. They mistakenly believed them to contain Diamonds and in their excited folly gave that cinder cone the name Diamond Head.
How often do we fall into the trap of mistaking the bling-bling and trappings of the world to be of real value? We cling to temporal values that hold no worth at all. We pursue vain glory and things that will never satisfy but only leave us feeling empty.
The Hawaiian name for that same peak is “Leahi.” It means a big “mahi mahi” or tuna. Its the kind you can only catch if you are patiently committed to fish deep. If you look at that peak from my house in Waikiki you will see it looks like a big fish. It is the kind of fish only long lines cast into the deep sea beyond the reef can catch.
Just like Luke, Chase and Steve as they climbed the rocky cliff in “Clean Break” week number three, when we stand on the edge of a precipice like Leahi and look out to the depth of the sea, we realize that, though everything on the land is constantly changing, the sea is changeless. As we throw out our long lines into our own souls what lasting values, deep within us, do we want to draw out?
What is one thing in your life that you value as much as life itself?
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