Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saltwater Buddha

Surfing and our relationship with it can provide
amazing life lessons.  Those of you who are regular
(or irregular) readers know that looking for and finding
those lessons is a passion for me.  Seems I'm not the only

Just finished reading Jaimal Yogi's book Saltwater Buddha:
A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen on the Sea".  It's a good read
for sure.  Jaimal chronicles his journey's as he attempts to
run and escape certain aspects of life, learn and live in Zen
retreats, and become a surfer.  Becoming a surfer is different
than learning to surf. One is a lifestyle and philosophy, the 
other a sportlike pastime.

Saltwater Buddha is the kind of book that contains little
pearls here and there. Lessons from an observer who becomes
a participant.  That's always a good thing to do in life, jump
in participate rather than always observe from the sidelines.
What are you watching from the sidelines that you really should
be doing?

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