A swimming pool has no waves and the water temperature can be controlled. Sometimes the ocean can be cold and full of strong waves. Many people stand on the edge of the shore and not step into the waters. I just dive right in and, like an injection, suffer for a few seconds till my body gets adjusted to the water temperature. Now I can enjoy the ocean no matter what it decides to give me. We stand at the edge of the spiritual ocean expecting it to be like a swimming pool. Once we take the leap of faith we can enjoy the ocean as if it is a swimming pool filled with constant peace, joy and happiness. In the beginning, there will be a little adjustment till equanimity sets in. Just standing on the edge waiting for perfect conditions will make you miss what nature has decided for you to enjoy. Satish Daryanani