Finding My Inner Nemo in the Sea of Commuters

I laughed as I came out of the London Tube this morning. A few people looked at me like I was from another planet – not many people laugh on the tube! Oxford Circus is a very busy station and I really saw the humour in how we interact with one another.

Remember the film “Finding Nemo” and the scene where all the fish are in the current? Little critters simply holding themselves in their aquatic constellation. They never bump into each other or impose. They have accepted the flow and swirl they are in and are masters of just letting go and being in harmony with each other.

Resistance is futile!

There is a graceful power in letting go and simply allowing the current to take us as we weave and curve around the subterranean world below London. When I resist, or try to force my way through the crowd, it just doesn’t work. I bump into people, bags and feet. The impact of others fighting against it is also felt as a harshness, a force. The resistance to the natural flow around us all equally.

Today I felt the joy of being with everyone, letting them in, feeling everything and being me. It’s like being a fish in the sea and not getting wet!

4 thoughts on “Finding My Inner Nemo in the Sea of Commuters

  1. Sarah such a simple analogy that made me smile. Having lived in London for ten years I remember clearly being in the rush, the force to get through and feeling the well of frustration get stronger and stronger. You cannot fight the flow, you have to feel where you are in ‘it’ and let yourself ‘glide’. Being with everyone equally allows us to just get on with each other ‘easily’.
    I have to be honest though… the tube…not really missing it ha ha.

  2. My God Miss Sarah – you get around! Wasn’t it only last month you were back living in Oz? Melbourne? Hope you’re happy back in London – does sound busy busy!! Love to you, Josie 🙂

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