Man Overboard, YOU are the ship in Biblical Mythology
The prophet Isaiah penned these inspired words: “The wicked are like the troubled sea, which cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked” (Isa.
57:20-21). Jude also described wicked men when he said, “These are raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame” (Jude 13). The beloved John, on the isle of Patmos, had a vision of a great whore sitting on many waters. The angel revealed the meaning of the many waters, saying, “the waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues” (Rev. 17:15).
One who lacks self-control is driven by desire. Such a one is like a ship with the rudder broken off, driven by the wind in whatever direction it blows – today out to sea, tomorrow onto the beach, later onto a shallow, rocky reef that will totally destroy the ship. I know people who are like that. You probably do, too. They’re out of control. Self-control installs a rudder.
It is a frightening thought that man has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses- and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. The individual seldom knows anything of this; to him, as an individual, it is incredible that he should ever in any circumstances go beyond himself.
But let these harmless creatures form a mass, and there emerges a raging monster; and each individual is only one tiny cell in the monster’s body, so that for better or worse he must accompany it on its bloody rampages and even assist it to the utmost. Having a dark suspicion of these grim possibilities, man turns a blind eye to the shadow-side of human nature. Blindly he strives against the salutary dogma of original sin, which is yet so prodigiously true. Yes, he even hesitates to admit the conflict of which he is so painfully aware.
A symbol of the divine ego, the captain of the self.
"the eye of man, O disciples, is the SEA, things visible are the foam of this SEA. he who hath overcome the foaming billows of visible things, of him o disciples, it is said; that is a Brahman who hath in his inner man out ridden the SEA of the eye, with it's waves and whirlpools, with it's depths profound and it's prodigies; he hath reached the shore, he stands on firm earth.
“Instead of choosing your words carefully, choose your thoughts carefully. Then you have nothing to hide. People respond to your “vibe,” created by your thoughts, more powerfully than any calculated words or actions.”
'Then the serpent took me in his huge jaws and carried me away to his cave, and put me down there without hurting me. Yes, though he had held me in his sharp teeth he had not bitten me at all; I was still whole.