The Rise After The Fall: Having Fun While Overcoming Fears Part II

Last weekend, I went “surfing” again. This time I took along a friend who was inspired by my surfing story because she, too, had had a fear of “deep water.” She said that she would try surfing if she had a friend to go with her. So we gave it a go!

While the waves were somewhat small, we were having to fight rather hard to get past the “white water” to the surf line. There was a storm off the coast and the waves were fair to choppy and the sets were close together to where we were hit by another wave just after recovering from the wave before – it was as if we were treading water on surfboards!

The storm system was also creating “rogue” waves from time to time that would break much earlier than the others. Well, one grabbed hold of me and took me straight to the sandbar. Once I hit the bottom, the wave tumbled me much like a pebble.

What was amazing for me? Instead of feeling any sense of danger or fear for my life, I felt a sense of peace that everything was going to be alright. This is really, really huge for me. I feel I need to restate it: this is really, really huge for me. I had an inner knowing of peace, calm and that all would be okay. It was. When the Atlantic Ocean released her grip, I was literally on my feet without any real effort to get there.

The fighting to get past the whitewater had worn me out, especially since I was still recovering from feeling quiet worn out from my workweek. So I did not feel like fighting the waves anymore. Instead, I retrieved my board (via the leash) and caught a wave that safely took me all the way to the shoreline.

This surfing adventure was a new level to my understanding of Spirituality. Sometimes life takes us down to the bottom, yet by surrendering and being in trust, we can quickly rise back up. When we stop fighting the forces, we can easily get back to our peace. 

This analogy also works emotionally and physically. It was in fighting that I wore myself out. It was in allowing that I was set free of my fears. It was in faith that I knew all would be okay, and I’ve used that analogy of being the pebble when a “life wave” takes me under and threatens to overwhelm me. Then it is in allowing that I was given rest, reprieve and the greatest leap forward.

Namaste

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  1. Beautiful journey Tiffany, it takes a long time to realise what you have found. We are fighters to the end…and in tiredness we finally let go…and in the light comes ❤ 😀
    And to top it off, you get to really enjoy the surf for the first time, no longer holding those fears that weigh you down ❤

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    1. Thank you, Mark! Yes, I am still in a bit of awe over it all!!! Surfing is a very spiritual spirt, for me, I’m finding. And I’m sure for others, as well.

      Next weekend, I’ll be back in the ocean, assisting spinal cord injured surfers. It will be hard work and I’m sure quite rewarding. Both intimidated and excited 😆

      May you be well, my friend! ❤️🔆🙏

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  2. Such great experience… allowing yourself to be peaceful and trust peace will surround you. They have always said, monsters in the water are our own making… it took we a long time to realise how the mind takes you away from our true essence❤️ Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience with us x Barbara x

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