Saturday, 10 November 2007
totally zen'd out dudes
Have you ever noticed how so many surfers and snowboarders act so Buddhist and zen'd out? They talk about karma, they think banks and any big corporations are evil and generally buy organic.
We can all learn a couple of things from this:
Mountains and the ocean are good at reminding us how little and insignificant all our human stuff is.
This is an essential part of Zen-ness, because if you over-egg the importance of our everyday lives, you'll find it harder to it enjoy it.
They understand 'being in the zone' more than most people - that is totally losing themselves in the moment, and focusing solely on their senses as they ride.
PowerPoint presentations, cars, all not important when you are on a 70% vertical slope with a board tide to your feet. You can't think in situations like this - you can only be. This is a rare thing in our anxiety-filled modern lives.
Posted by dead insect at 11:38