The modern world offers many conveniences and choices. Yet, as a civilisation we are often trapped in a race against time. When was the last time you went to bed knowing the to do list was complete? As we create tools to make our lives seemingly better we also create systems of delivery that focus on more for less. Can there come a time when one has nothing left to delete? Have we reduced the complexity and richness of the world to a level of infertility where simplicity is no longer the far side of genius; rather, simplicity is regrettably the new face of ignorance ?
Can we recognise this spiral and reverse it ? Is everyone trapped in it ? Or is there seemingly a lucky elite whose life flows with an enviable ease ? Often in society this divide is explained by the disparities of resources, effort, and innate talent. There are threads of truth within most reasonable argument..... and we can spend much time in debate. Solutions are needed at international, national, local community, and individual levels.
I'd like to focus my attention on the individual. How do you live your life ? Do you offer a personal best ? Do you take pride in what you do ? Whatever that might be. Those who know me well, know of my love for the ocean. Hence, outlining a path to the flow state through the story of a surfer, a board, and a wave will bring a smile of recognition to their faces.
Imagine being the surfer. There is a magical moment when you wake up in the morning, pick up your board, and approach the ocean. It is a creation of connection; between self and the source of all life. The moment your feet touch shallow waves and the salty spray touches your face there is a rush of excitement and expectation. Then there is a surrender and effort of swimming out to sea. There is trust that it will be safe to do so. As you merge with the water element you are guided out to the deep sea.
Then there is the wait. It is not an unmindful day dream. Rather, a conscious connection with the subtle nuances of the oceans ripples to sense when to catch the wave. The landscapes of your life, the board on which you paddle, and the ocean in her greatness meet. Out on the ocean, there is a freedom from the more mundane tasks of life yet, there is one person who will always be present. You the surfer remains. You have with you, your own past containing the mountains of hope, fear, love, gain, and loss. You have the opportunity to bring that life experience, become one with the moment, and catch a wave.
Waves, are like life itself. Sometimes magnificent, sometimes small, sometimes unpredictable, sometimes no wave at all. The moment of commitment to ride a wave is analogous to choice in our lives. Once we choose there is a need to make good. Alternatively, if it doesn't go according to plan there is a gaining of experience, to ride better another day. Coming out of a wave requires just as much as skill, as going into one.
And yes, there is the lure of another wave, just like life, tomorrow holds promise. Imagine living your days the same way a pro surfer catches a wave ? Imagine your own mastery of the flow state; the creation of moments where you step out of the time warp.
Imagine a world where you have learned to master time and personal energy. You live with the inspiration and passion of knowing. Imagine sleeping so deep, you wake up refreshed...
Why should you not expect this ? Please don't settle for second best. We all have frazzled days. However, accepting them as a new norm would be a mistake.
With "Heart of Gaia" we explore time and space. We focus on the routines and daily practices that build a solid foundation for self-mastery. We fuse ancient wisdom with modern technology to create a potent fusion of passion, skill, and purpose. We refine our mastery of technology. We learn from history and the wisdom of experience. Most importantly we do it in a fun style that is committed to excellence. Our self mastery allows us to create better communities and inspire others.
Come join us.... be the master surfer of your own life.