Feeling Blue? This Eloquent Soul Searcher Knows Why You’ll Find Peace in the Ocean

It is the bridge between two worlds, the known and the mysterious depths of the ocean—and it was exactly what Hayden needed.

The sound of soft raindrops bouncing off lush green foliage in a dense coastal forest quietens even the noisiest of minds. This is where Hayden’s journey begins as he heads out for some serious soul searching, surfing, diving, and escaping. He’s just had some shattering news and may not have long to live.

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The quietude and power of nature helps Hayden face death. (The Coast/Vimeo)

“Trading the city for the daily sting of salt water on his skin, life on the coast brings him balance like no other place on earth could.”

“Trading the city for the sting of salt water, the coast brings him balance like no other place on earth could.”

What Hayden is able to do while giving himself up to the unforgiving power of the ocean is find a sense of letting go that ultimately brings peace. This short film (6:43) is beautiful.

“I get out into the ocean I think, ‘my problems are minuscule compared to what’s going on out here’…the ocean puts thing into perspective and shows me, in a very clear and undiluted way, who I am.”

Getting lost in the surf helps face insurmountable problems in life but putting them into a different perspective. (Screenshot/The Coast/Vimeo)

Getting lost in the surf helps face insurmountable problems in life by putting them into a different perspective. (The Coast/Vimeo)

Alone on the coast for soul searching. (The Coast/Vimeo)

Alone on the coast for soul searching. (The Coast/Vimeo)

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Crushingly powerful waves. (The Coast/Vimeo)

Crushingly powerful waves. (The Coast/Vimeo)

Changing a city to view a coastal view. (The Coast/Vimeo)

Changing a city to view a coastal view. (The Coast/Vimeo)

"The Coast," is a short film that gives clues to how nature can offer peace for the human spirit. (The Coast/Vimeo)

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“The Coast,” is a short film that gives clues to how nature can offer peace for the human spirit. (The Coast/Vimeo)

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