Monday, June 19, 2006

Surfing Through Spirituality

This might not seem interesting to allot of you but for me its wonderful to see how many different souls on this planet find their way to enlightenment and spiritualism. Steven Kotler's book "West of Jesus" looks like a great read, how through surfing he has found God, mysticism, spirituality, oneness and joy. I can fully relate to this because I surf and surfing has been a big part of my life since I was 11 yrs old. There is just something about it that opens your heart to the overwhelming power, simplicity, harmonious, connectedness and oneness you feel with the ocean or sister sea as I call her.

This article reminds me again that the greatest temple, ashram and church that you can connect to yourself (which is really connection to God) is nature. Why do so many people on this earth think that to find enlightenment, to find God we have to join a man made religion with its man made structure. God is everywhere and I know for myself one of the closest times I am to God is when Im surfing. So please remember if you can, make going out in nature a major part of your life it certainly works on all levels of opening us up to the oneness.

Finding God while looking for waves
"Freelance journalist and author of the novel "The Angle Quickest for Flight" (a Chronicle best-seller in 2000), Steven Kotler is a seeker. "My earliest childhood belief," he writes in his new book, a surprisingly entertaining nonfiction account of his own spiritual quest through surfing, "was the sneaking suspicion that the world was a much more mysterious place than people were letting on." sfgate
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