It’s OK to Be Busy

” Sorry I can’t. Im doing yoga, blogging, working, cooking, finding passions.”

Talking about something that has been on my mind and heart for awhile. I have run into so many friends over the past few months, instantly feeling the guilt rising as I know we haven’t spent any time together for far too long. I haven’t reached out to make time to ask about their lives, to catch up, hang out.

It bothered me as I slowly felt my pool of friends that I used to spend time with on the daily dwindle into oblivion, and you know what? It’s ok.

Positively speaking, It’s ok to be busy. It’s ok to not explain to anyone what you’ve been up to.  I finally decided that to make the necessary progress in my life, I needed a change and redirection of focus.

Personally I needed to create that space for growth. I needed to choose to do yoga, start a blog, journal, self-develop, plan dreams and make changes..

I realized that happy hours and friday nights out are not in alignment with the plans and dreams I am working to achieve. The social pressures to be involved, spend money, drink, eat, socialize are all there to fill blank spaces. To fuel the ego and not the soul.

I decided that being busy was something I wasn’t guilty of anymore, but actually satisfied with myself for making stronger choices to invest in change and put my present moments towards something that would help me in my future.

Balance is key. I have worked to find good people that I can do the things I love with, like surfing and yoga. I encourage all the people in my life to stay focused and keep working to make your dreams happen. Friends that support personal growth and working to strength their mind+body+soul.

 

 

Infinitely happy, Infintley healthy, Infintley free

Let each moment pass through your soul space only and feel your attachments, fears, stories fade to nothing. Cleanse yourself from everything negative and allow love to wash over every inch.

I am infinitely happy, healthy, and free. Close your eyes and send this message to a loved one, send it to a random person, send it to those that have hurt you.

Send it to everyone until there is nothing left but a peaceful space inside of you. Until compassion overtakes every emotion. The core understanding of each living being.

Lessons the Waves Taught Me

For the love of the ocean I was drawn to play in the waves. Living in a sleepy beach town, in California, I watched the magical ritual of all different souls connect through the movement of waves.

I want to share these lessons and gifts of surfing because maybe there is something that you might want to start, but you are afraid of failing. It can be anything new that feels intimidating.  Sometimes it is the very thing that scares you is exactly what you need. Although it was a bit intimidating at first, I am forever grateful that I began surfing for all the lessons it has taught me about life.

1.  Have fun and don’t take it too seriously

There are loads of surfers out there who will try to make surfing a serious sport. In fact, it can be serious if you want it to be. But just like in life, no one makes it out without falling. sometimes you only have a certain amount of time on the wave. Why not make it a creative expression and flow to the rhythms with harmony.  That is exactly life. We only have a short speck of time here, make it yours, and don’t take it too seriously.

2. You are capable of so much more than you think

I have often surprised myself with things that I never thought I would do. I remember when I first started surfing someone told me, ” you’ll never be able to go down the line”. That feels like so long ago, but I believed in myself and found inspiration in people who encouraged me to keep trying. Feel the freedom beyond limits and imagine all the things you can accomplish.

3. Practice makes perfect

Try again and again. Every time there is an opportunity to go out and practice, do it! Feel all the ways to use surfing as an outlet of expression for emotion.

4. To appreciate something bigger than myself

Being out in the ocean in all different conditions has humbled me many days, and given me the opportunity to feel the power of something over me. The ocean and water is a great force that should always be respected. Feel the clarity, cleansing, and raw power of the elements surrounding you.

5. It is all about balance and breath

Paddling out, you lose your breath and the excitement rushes over. A lump in the distance and your heart starts to race with anticipation. The truth is that the best way is to become one wight he waves and water. Breathing deeply and calm. Finding grace and balance when its time to take off.

I hope that everyone finds passions that sets your soul on fire, teaches you about life, and prepares you mentally and physically for everything to come. I encourage you to find your own connection with nature and yourself through something you love doing.