Growing up, I thought life was a linear upward line, or a nice round circle.
But this changed one day, when I was watching my brother ride waves from the beach. Watching him surf made me realize that in surfing you can find your right frequency, so to speak. What if you can learn how to ‘Surf Life’, I wondered. What if you can learn to ‘Surf Life’ like riding a set of waves?
I don’t think there is any doubt by now that there is an order in life, or in our Universe. Take the frequency of electromagnetic ‘waves’.
Are there others who believe you can ‘Surf Life’? I think Lao Tzu already gave a hint with his Taoism before he even knew what ‘surfing’ was. Taoism compares life to a river, it states that when we go along with the current, we align ourselves with its natural course. Hence, ‘going with the flow’.
Modern day writers as well, mention that ‘you can’t stop the ‘waves’, but you can learn how to surf’ (John Kabat Zinn). And that ‘when you go with the flow, you’re surfing life force’ (Danielle LaPorte).
In the end, to me, life is like a set of waves, sometimes you’re up and sometimes you’re down.
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