Mindful Thoughts for Surfers: Tuning into the Tides
Mindful Thoughts for Surfers explores how meditative a life on the surfboard can be.
These 25 insightful musings will inspire beginners and experts alike. The heightened attention in surfing and the meditative nature of water facilitate the perfect opportunity to practise mindfulness.
Based in Sennen, Sam Bleakley is an international longboard champion and advocate for all forms of waveriding. With an interest in Buddhism and Taoism, he discusses: Blue mindfulness – identifying with the ocean. The connection to nature. Dropping the ego. Embracing imperfection. Responsibility and diversity. The opportunity for play, beauty, and music.
Through these reflections, Sam explores how riding the waves is the ultimate meditation and offers an astute awareness of what the oceans tell us about our place in the natural world—if we would just listen. His illuminating meditations, each beautifully illustrated, make this book perfect for dipping into and offer a gentle gateway into life-affirming awareness for everyone.
This is a shorter edition that his companion volume Mindfulness and Surfing which explores his practice further.
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