Monday Morning Inspiration from the Ocean

Writers . . . artists . . . designers . . . anyone and everyone. We all need a little inspiration now and then. One of the reasons I was drawn to Kaua`i was that the ocean seemed to touch my soul. There was something that called to me. I could just sit on the sand, watch the waves, listen and time would gently float by.

So, I thought I’d share the ocean with you along with some quotes to inspire as you start off the week.

“I have always loved the beach. The smell of the salty water, the wind in my face, the gentle roar of the waves all combine to create a sense of peace and calm.” –Anonymous

inspiration from the ocean
“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” –Robert Henri

Ocean inspiration

Whether you’re writing, painting, or just thinking quietly, does the ocean inspire you? If not, what does?
Please share your thoughts in the comments section of this blog so we can all be inspired. I’d love to hear from you.

Debra Jason

Marketing & writing with heart, not hype at at The Write Direction
A recipient of the “Creative Person of the Year” award, Debra educates and empowers creative solopreneurs and enthusiastic business owners to create a lifestyle business that provides them with the flexibility, fun and freedom to do what they love. She also inspires you to communicate your marketing message in a way that captivates and converts your prospects into loyal, raving fans - even if you have been struggling with how to transform your ideas into words in the past.


  1. You’re speaking to my soul.
    If you read my blog post “Inspiration for a Nation” you’ll know what I mean. 🙂
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  2. Answer… “Inspire” me?

    Not sure on the “inspire” angle, but even seeing pictures of the ocean brings down the rpms on the inside. For me, the ocean brings in a flood of rest on the inside.

    And, in that way, I guess you could say that I am “inspired” to relax, reflect, pray, or simple just take it down a few notches and enjoy life.

    All the best to you!

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    • @Lee the ocean has that affect on people (i.e. inspiring them to relax and reflect) and that’s a good thing in my book.
      When you “take it down a few notches and enjoy life,” you’re open to new experiences and the flow of new ideas.
      When I’m relaxed at the ocean or watching the sunset, that inspires me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Here’s to being inspired in more ways than one!

  3. Access to the water is one of the great things about the East End of Long Island, Debra; on the north I have the L.I. Sound, dotted with sails, motor boats and a ferry that will take me to CT or the Berkshires. On the south, the Atlantic, rimmed with beaches, gulls and the great salt air for 100 miles. I love being so close to the surf; thanks for the reminder.
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    • You are lucky Andrea. That’s one of the beautiful things about living on an island.
      The Pacific always amazes me with its crystal clear colors – I am fortunate to be close by and walk to it when I need to clear my head (after too much time on the computer).
      And, I love hearing the surf at night.

  4. Beautiful photos, Debra! I find the ocean so relaxing — the calmness and sound of the waves.
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    • Thanks @Michelle. It was hard to just pick a couple of photos out of the many ocean pics I have. Having grown up in NY, I was near the ocean. However, it wasn’t until I visited Kaua`i, that I realized how the ocean kind of reached out to me and touched my soul. It’s a very calming & soothing experience. Hope you get to come visit here someday soon! ~Debra

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