How to Paddle Out in Bigger Surf on a SUP – Video Tutorial

Paddling out like a proOne fine day the best SUP surfers in the world came to Ocean Beach in San Francisco.  When the pros come to town I do my best to go out and watch and learn I can from them.  Seeing them on TV or at a break I am unfamiliar with is one thing. Then seeing them doing things I have never seen anyone do at one of my favorite beaches is mind expanding and inspiring…

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Safe Place – Feeling Comfortable Anywhere – Video

Great place to practiceI spent decades trying to create a safe place.  Safety in numbers, safer neighborhood, alarm systems, weapons, and self defense classes.  After trying all these methods I still felt unsafe.

Listening to a guided meditation the speaker asked me to imagine a safe place.  I thought of all the places I have been to and it dawned on me that I didn’t feel safe anywhere.  Now that I was aware of the problem I was actively seeking a new solution.  It snuck up on me through a mandatory meditation walk, required training for a martial arts class.

On that meditation walk I felt scared I would get poison oak, and I realized how unnatural it is for a human being to be afraid of nature.  As part of a group I saw and heard a broad range of comfort with being in a forest.  This showed me where I was at and what feeling really comfortable and safe looked like.

I heard being in nature spoken of as a satisfying sexual experience.

What?!?  Really???  At the time I didn’t feel this way, I was however very inspired to continue the practice and see where it led me…

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