I’m a little high and I got way too much sun today, but I’m pretty sure I realize how life works now.
I spent a lot of time on the beach today. I had been pay attention to everyone surfing, trying to figure out what made some of them better than others. I’m a wannabe, novice surfer at best, so I wanted to figure how I could get better.
The surfers who were really ripping it up were patient and perceptive. They didn’t try to ride every wave they saw. Most of them were out there for hours. They didn’t look frantic or panicked trying to pop up on their board they way I did. They took their time and choose the right waves for them, then took action.
After I was done surfing and watching the sunset on the beach. I was walking back to my little “jungle hotel” and thinking about how life works. It came to me that life really boils down to three things: Action, choices and chances. The more action you take, the more choices you make, the more chances you get at living the life you want. I’m pretty sure the majority of life really is that simple.
Everyday we get out of bed, we decide how we are going to live our life for that day. For me personally, if I lay around in bed half the morning, then fuck off for the next 90 minutes trying to pull my life together so I can go on with my day; I’m probably making the choice to be a piece of shit that day. It doesn’t have to mean that, but usually it means my day is screwed and destined for jacking off and watching TV. (more…)