I have lots of respect for the Church and religion in general. If it were up to me though, the first law would be “Love thy Ocean”. Just like how we love our neighbors and parents, we must love our oceans. It’s more than just a matter of ethics. It’s for our species’ survival. To take care of our oceans means to take care of everything else on the planet. In one way or another, everything goes back to the ocean.
Our genetics, our food, our environment, it all goes back to the ocean. Therefore, to love thy ocean is the most important rule. That’s why our foundation is so settled on preserving the Pacific Ocean from our hub in Hawaii. But what does love they ocean entail?
To love they ocean means not to pollute it, not to over-fish and to take care of the wildlife in it. When we pollute our oceans, we are hating it. When we clean garbage from it, we’re loving it.
Spread the love by sharing this post, and perhaps more of us will follow this sacred rule of life.
In Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario, an appliance repair company is blessed to have a special handyman fixing appliances. I met him and his words were magical. He had never visited the Pacific Ocean or been to Hawaii before but now he has and he has some words about his experience here. I thought these words were so magical that they needed to be shared here on our blog.
These are the most inspiring words I’ve ever heard someone say about the Pacific Ocean. Before I share the words with you and what they mean to me, let’s talk more about the the kind of life that our handyman lived with home appliance repair Kitchener Waterloo experience. For him, working in Ontario has been an adventure of service for his local community. He said life went by so fast because he worked full time all his life, being a handyman for anyone in the area whose home appliance broke down and needs repair service. Before he specialized in fixing appliances, he was a general handyman that fixed all kinds of domestic household objects.
When he came to the Pacific Ocean for the first time, he wondered what he had been doing his whole life. Why hadn’t he traveled here before? What else was he missing out on?What are the joys of the Pacific Ocean? These were the questions he asked me as we walked together along a beach in Hawaii, staring off into the vast ocean of the Pacific.
And now we come to the words he said, words I’ll never forget:
“Oh, beautiful universe. Oh, beautiful Earth. By the vastness of your beauty you hide so much from my eyes. How could I possibly visit every beauty you have created in the world when there’s so much to discover, so much to behold? Only now for the first time in my life after doing nothing but repairing appliances in Kitchener Waterloo Ontario I see the Pacific Ocean. I see her in all her glory, and it’s more than any picture of it could show.
A picture doesn’t have the sound of seagulls. A picture doesn’t have the feeling of sand against your toes. Being here by the Pacific Ocean in person is like walking on a different planet for me. I never realized how important it is for me to travel until now. Having never explored the Earth, I’m already an old man. An old handyman who has repaired thousands of appliances. Now, I must repair myself and visit every beach that this magical ocean has to show me. I should’ve come here sooner. My life is changed forever.”
I hope these words were as inspiring for you as they were for me. To me they mean that our goal here at the Foundation is very important. It’s my hope that more people around the world can experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean for themselves. Whether they’re appliance repair handymen from Kitchener or bus drivers from India, everybody should experience this. It also means that I should go travel and visit places around the world that I’ve never been before. Who knows? My life might just change forever, too.
Does the ocean have everything it needs to motivate itself? Is the ocean motivated to keep itself clean? Is the ocean motivated to grow across new lands, or reveal hidden lands un-walked for millions of years? If you took everything out of the ocean, what would it do? If there was no wind to move it, would it still make waves? Would it sit placid like a calm lake? If it had no fish, the ocean would be dull. Just like you, the ocean needs something to make it push and pull.
What do you have inside of you to motivate your will? The ocean has fish, but do you have dreams? The ocean has whales, but do you have goals? An unmotivated person is an empty, still ocean. External forces aren’t enough to make you get up everyday. You still need your own decision to do it.
So motivate yourself.
Look deep inside the ocean of your soul, and pick something out. Go fishing in the ocean that is you. You may not catch something the first time, but if you keep trying you’ll learn the deep depths of all that is inside of you. No one else can motivate you. They can only point to those things deep inside of you. What are those things? They aren’t fish. They aren’t whales. They’re thoughts, ideas, opinions and thousands of millions of unique things that are special.
Find them. Pull them out. Treat them well.
And they will motivate you.
Farewell. If you still need more help getting motivated, get in touch. We’ll be happy to chat.
Fishing anywhere in the world can be fun, but not everyone does it for pleasure. People do it for work, especially in Hawaii. But here are some things you might not know about the joys of fishing in the Pacific Ocean.
5 things that are awesome about fishing on the Pacific.
Unlike river fishing, you get to experience the vast beauty of the Pacific Ocean when either fishing on its beaches or being out in a boat.
Unlike fishing in a lake where you can see the edges of the opposite shoreline in the distance, fishing on the Pacific might require looking at map to know where the next shoreline is. But that’s like fishing in any ocean. The only difference is that the Pacific has a unique biosystem and different plantation than other oceans, which personally for me makes it the best option.
If your tongue has a certain liking for specific fish, the Pacific offers some fish you can’t catch anywhere else in the world.
A staff member here at the Pasifika Foundation relayed an amazing story about how her father refused to go fishing if it wasn’t in the Pacific Ocean because he was so in love with the waters here and had a deep connection. I’m sure every ocean has fishermen like this to call their own though.
It’s not just the fish that make the Pacific amazing for fishing. It’s the sounds. We have amazing birds here, wonderful Hawaiian music, and best of all the calming waves of the ocean. Just check out this soundtrack on YouTube below and listen while you imagine yourself fishing. Isn’t it nice?
For people around the world who want to know more about life on the Pacific, here’s a good post for you. Have you thought about moving to British Columbia to become a landscaper? Here’s where you’ll find the do’s and the don’ts, the why’s and the why not’s, as I take you on a journey through my experience working for a Kelowna landscaping company as a young woman.
When I was 18 I lived on the East Coast of Canada, but I moved to West Kelowna BC with my dad the month after high school graduation. It was a sad time for me because I left all my friends behind. But things quickly turned around for the better when I started dating a handsome landscaper. While I was looking for work, he thought, “Why not hire you, my darling?” And I jumped with delight at the idea because I thought my friends back home would think I’m so cool once they found out I go a manly job.
This where the first don’t came into play, because as a girly girl I expected to become tougher in the first few days but that wasn’t the case. If you’re physically weak like me, landscaping might be taxing, but if you love the beautiful views of British Columbia then it still might be worth it. The why is because of just that, working in West Kelowna is amazing because of all the pretty sights to behold. And after a good day of work cutting grass and trimming hedges the sights are even more splendid.
For those of you who like quick answers, I’ll throw all the why’s and why not’s at you before I talk more about my own experience.
The Why’s and Why Not’s of Moving to West Kelowna, British Columbia to Pursue a Career in Landscaping Services
Why: Landscaping anywhere in British Columbia is beautiful, at least most of the time. That’s because British Columbia is butted against the wonderful Pacific Ocean.
Why Not: Finding a job as a landscaper in beautiful areas may be harder than in other parts of Canada.
Why: The people in West Kelowna are very nice.
Why Not: It takes several years to become experienced enough to get paid more than the average laborer.
Why: The weather in British Columbia is some of the tamest in the world, with pleasant summers and winters that aren’t too cold, extending the seasons when landscaping is possible.
Why Not: If you don’t have your own vehicle, getting around might be difficult because being a landscaper means you have to work at different sites everyday.
More About My Own Experience
To tell the truth, my job didn’t last as long as I would’ve liked. Like I mentioned above, I’m a girly girl and despite how fun at times it was to be working for a landscaping West Kelowna company, the job was very hard on me. I got bruised a lot and every shift saw me in desperate need of a shower because of all the hard work. I went through shoes faster than in any other time in my life, even rock climbing! There were many don’ts that I had to learn the hard way, like always wearing gloves so you don’t get blisters and remembering to bring lots of water on hot days. If I remember right, I think my job lasted 8 months, which is impressive looking back.
So if you’re thinking of moving to British Columbia to become a landscaper, my one piece of advice is that you do some reading first (like you are now) to see if it’s right for you. Also, you should be tough, able to work long hours in the sun without many breaks. Every Kelowna landscaping company is different, but the one I worked for didn’t allow that many breaks. There are factors that could have made my own experience much better, but most of them were my own fault. The main reason I quit is because I also broke up with my boyfriend who worked there.
Your experience may be a lot or a little different than mine, and there’s only one way to find out. If this is something you’re certain about, then I wish you all the luck in the world!
Here on the Pacific Ocean we love to blog about everything from the types of careers people can enjoy to the lifestyles toursits might encounter. But there’s only one way to learn for yourself if you don’t feel like reading our blog. And that is to come visit Hawaii! Here you will get the best Pacific experience.