Name: Meghan Hanebutt
Years of surfing: off and on for 19 years
From: Delaware, USA
Meghan is one of the bubbliest cheerful individuals that I know. With a deep passion for the ocean, surfing, yoga, and life- it was a delight to get her inner-view…
Question: How has surfing impacted your life as a whole, and as an individual?
With a remarkable humbleness echoing from within, Meg replied, “there’s nothing else in my life that I love so much, and am so fearful of.” In utter amazement of this statement I felt I could write the entire inner-view about that line, but it also intrigued me, we continued…
She explained more about this notion of “fear and love.” “Walking the line between fear and love, finding balance, staying on that edge.” On that edge is where life happens gracefully, humbly, and presently. “On that line exists the present moment. The present moment… that’s it.” We discussed how it is a healthy type of fear, it can humble us, yet provoke us to try our best- as it did for Meghan growing up, and still does today.
When asked how she feels after a surf session…
“Hah! Depends on the session!” She replies with a laugh. “Regardless of the session, I always feel lighter, like I’ve shed something.” We dive in deeper, she voices how, “surfing helps bring clarity, which then allows us to reflect.” She states that we often reflect on the surf session, but often it allows for a time-out of our daily living, which can then help us reflect on our lives as well. All in all, she sums it up, “on the line exists the present moment, which helps us into that lighter state of being, in return allows us to reflect and see things in a new way- with clarity.”
Having grown up at the beach, but not always living near the beach in her adult life, Meg has unintentionally embodied the ocean, its flow, as well as its grace. People can feel her connection to the ocean, regardless of her location- thus affecting her greatly as an individual, yoga teacher, and writer. To get to know Meg a bit more, visit her at http://unapologeticallymeg.com Also check out her happenings at http://www.surfandsoulyoga.com. If you are on the east coast, drop in on a class or two of hers- she teaches on the beach! You can find her schedule on her surfandsoulyoga.com site.
Well said, Meg! Thanks for being you!