For many years I wanted to learn how to surf, but an unfounded fear of sharks stopped me. Today I took the plunge anyway because how can you not with water so blue. In the end, surfing turned out to be everything I needed, an entirely meditative, serene, and be-in-your-body experience. Riding a wave reminds me to let go of needing control. Waves can’t be forced; I just patiently wait and then ride them out in the direction they go. And when I fall, i get back on my board and paddle out to catch the next one. A perfect metaphor for life.
I’m going to have to get back in the water real soon.
Moral of the story: do more things that scare you.
#yogaonwater #reefsurfing #facethefear #ridethewave #wave #surf #sanur #bali
@ripcurlschoolofsurf - thank you!