I sit on my surfboard and feel the gentle rocking of the ocean. It eases my soul and brings solitude to my being. With this feeling of contentment, I wait patiently for the next swell-line to appear before my eyes. A beautiful set arises, but I know it’s not for me, I was not in the right spot. I paddle out a bit more and return to the content state of mind. Another ripple appears on the horizon and is growing as it comes towards me. I look left and right, making sure the drop in is clear. Then with a deep knowing I paddle for this particular wave, with nothing else on my mind. Everything feels right, and I take off down the face of the wave. I am present for every second of the ride, all thought disappears and I rely solely on the knowing. If I were to think while surfing, I would lose balance. Thinking, in this aspect requires too much time, and surfing requires the surfer to stay present. Surfing has helped me to act out the knowing. People ask, “how do you know what waves to catch??” There are ways to read waves and to make sure you are in a good spot, but… I explain, “it’s more of a feeling, you will just know…”
How often do you give attention and listen to your inner guidance system? How comfortable are you with that deep wisdom, the knowing, within you? When you do feel it, do you take action or dismiss it with chatter in the mind? Many times we analyze a situation, but how often do we feel it out? Not feel it out as in touch, but feel it in the heart, in the body. This is not to dismiss all other rationale, but in creating a balance, getting in touch with our innate knowing, we can fuel a life of achieving what we desire, not just what appears sensible to our society.
There are many helpful tips people can give you. We all try to help each other with our own words, but the absolute knowing, comes through the feeling, which can only be understood through the experience.