The coastal landscape is shaped and created by the sea, the wind, the water and the waves.
The rocky coasts appear as something so solid, immutable and lasting.
High cliffs fall steeply and massively into the sea and look like a castle, which faces the sea.
But they are permanently exposed to the elements and even the smallest forces are able to deform the rock.
You can divide the coastal forming processes into three categories:
1. Constructive processes: this includes, for example: lifting of parts of the earth’s crust, volcanization and erupting lava, which can form new sections after cooling.
2. Protective processes: here, for example, seagrass meadows, kelp forests, mangrove forests and coral reefs protect the coastline from erosion.
3. Destructive processes: these include rockfalls, surf erosion, calving and melting of glaciers.
We are also constantly exposed to the storms and elements of life and are shaped by them in our personality.
Our fears and inner critics are part of our protective processes.
They want to save us from danger, but leave us in our comfort zone, so that we can’t grow and evolve.
If we don’t step out of our daily routine, we won’t learn anything new, our comfort zone will be even smaller and then we will tend to do only the habitual.
Even if we don’t listen to our own inner voice, but only to the opinion and imagination of others, we don’t develop any further.
Sometimes we even lose skills, become narrower in our perceptions and lose our openness.
These are then destructive processes of our personality.
Solving difficulties and problems, learning new skills, coping with fears let us emerge from our comfort zone and make us develop and grow, gain strength, learn new skills, expand our repertoire of tackling problems, continue to build our personality.
This is then a constructive growth of our personality.
„Fear is the other half of courage.“
Through small changes, small steps, we can change our bad habits which sometimes seem to be carved in stone.
It doesn’t always require the great storm, the great forces.
Over time, little impulses are enough to make a big change.
Why is it so hard for us to leave behind old habits that are no longer useful?
Why do we sometimes remain immobile, like a rock in the surf?
But isn’t this rock shaped by the power of the water and the waves?
At the beginning we often lack courage.
We prefer to stay in our comfort zone, in our habits.
There we feel safe, there we believe we have everything under control.
But the gales of life are also gnawing at us, and we can’t control these circumstances.
These experiences and events in life, people who we meet, also form us.
In small steps, such as the continual influence of the elements on the coasts, we also can make a difference, shape something, inspire other people.
We only need this courage, these initial impulses to change something.
Even if we can’t do it perfectly, if we make mistakes, fail, we will learn from those experiences.
And the more experiences we make and the more we fail, the more we will move towards success and grow in our personality.
„Courage is at the beginning of action, happiness in the end.“
Sometimes the ocean needs a long time to form these incredible coastal landscapes.
But through the steady influence the ocean manages to create these magnificent landscapes.
If we want to change something, then we should do it in small steps, so that we don’t flinch from these tasks.
We should do this in small steps so that the situation don’t seem to be insuperable like an unsurpassable wave that builds up in front of us.
Small steps, small drops are enough.
These should be steady and incessant.
Always a little further, until the first grains of sand come off and the stone starts to crumble.
Have courage to risk the change!
„Not because it’s hard, we don’t dare, but because we don’t dare, it’s hard.“
(Lucius Annaeus Seneca)