This is the third article of series about Kiteboarding as a spiritual practice.
Learn how to follow the flow, trust the journey appreciating every single moment of being, and try to catch the insight when it is time to stop or change the direction.
The oscillating rhythm of the heart knows there is a time for activation and a time for regeneration, a time for quiet and a time for ecstasy, a time for clearing and a time for celebrating, a time for receiving and a time for giving, a time for igniting the fire, and a time for letting go into the fire…
⁃ Shiva Rea
The key to living in flow is to see and feel your life as waves – rhythmic cycles- that connect throughout the day (periods of your life).
Kiting can be a potent reflection of a rhythmic cycle: each time we go out, we have a unique opportunity to connect with the ritual that occurs from the moment we are setting up our gear, till we pack up and leave .
To become a living witness of the miracle that is planing across the surface of the Ocean- our greatest teacher-, to receiving the sun and air around us is an art form.
⁃ The initiation can be related to the birth, an inhale, sunrise, new year, a new relationship, water-starting.
⁃ Sustaining the peak, related to mid-cycles such as noon, holding your edge, the full moon, challenges.
⁃ Letting go: landing, pack up, the exhale, a sunset, nighttime, death and release.
This is what I’d call a mini-vinyasa: a cycle that mirrors birth, peak and descent. A wave offers a perfect example.
These days I’m focusing in honoring the cycles of rhythm and flow.
For some of us – like myself – that are ‘doers’/ go-getters and have a hard time letting go, it is of outmost importance to learn to release, return to shore and exhale when the time is right. Not when our body is too exhausted or the wind has died, but on the sacred juncture that our refined instinct says go back to shore.
One more tack can mean self-rescuing and much more “unnecessary” work than that if we would have respected sacred timing.
Can we learn together to honour every part of the cycle as of equal importance and challenge the collective to do this instead of pushing for more?
I’m about to embark on this ‘non-doing’ and more ‘being’ journey for the next 21 days. They say its what it takes to break a habit.
What would you like to break free from today?
Aloha with love