I’m on the eastern shore of Kauai, and the waves are pounding. Big and scary. I venture out. If I stand facing them, they knock me back. If I stand sideways, I fare better just because spreading my legs perpendicular to them gives stability. If I don’t want to see or face the waves and stand with my back toward them, I fare the worst. They hit me without my knowing when they come, and they tumble me into the sand. Waves can be like the hardships, troubles, or bad surprises in life that scare us or destabilize us….