Friday, November 5, 2010

Playing in the sand...

Waking up to the sound of the wind blowing through the leaves. The birds speak in languages that only they are blessed to understand. The piano soothes my mind while the violins string at my emotions, stirring them up beautifuly so they come out to play here. So much has been circling my universe in the recent months. Change has been a major theme to it all and it has produced some amazing energy for me to dance with. I often write about how important I feel it is to stay aware. To be present in every moment because really, that is all that we know we have. Being present in each moment until the next blesses us with its arrival. When you truly exist on this level you are able to take in so much more LIFE. Well I have been away for too long from my writing and only for positive reasons but now I am back and can express how much LIFE I have been taking in through my recent absence.

Summer came and went. It brought fourth so much goodness by means of friends, family, love, and an upswing with work. Fall departed and slowly winter creeps. Still proving to be mostly filled with exciting progress and events that bring laughter but there is always a yin to the yang and tears have also been shed on to my face.

Life brings death and death brings life. The irony is tragic and beautiful all at the same time. Everything true will come in form of a circle. The circle of LIFE. Love is whole when there are no edges, only curves. Death reminds us of life and if we stay aware everyday, we will never take a minute for granted because that minute is a gift and we ultimately never know when it will be our last.

My outlook in life is evident through my writing. I live choosing to believe that my destiny is filled with love, light, and accomplishments. I work on seeing that come to life every day that I LIVE. That’s just it, I choose to LIVE and not just be alive. I cherish the ones I love every single day. I walk around smelling the roses no matter how busy and focused I can get while in the process of working towards my goals. Nature plays such a big role in my world. Nature is real and reminds us what is true and important every time we are in touch with it. Gratefully I am a surfer and that bond will always keep me intertwined with Nature. No matter how city I live and adore the inspirations that grows from it, Nature will always be the ruler of my world...

There was a day that came this past summer that started something new and fresh. Playing with the sand as words flowed like a river after rain. Laughter that had the essence of “how I have longed to be here” in it. A feeling of surprising contentment was evident. Mystery was unleashed from it all and paved a road to an adventure. So far this adventure has enhanced my energy and continues to impress me with its undeniable charm… So much more to come with each sunset and sunrise. No expectations on this journey, simply appreciation and encouragement for the best. Time proves so much…

I sometimes feel like I have unlocked that very secret door to life. That I have learned the unspoken language of the gods, that I have tapped into the ultimate understanding of truth… this is my life, I live it with LOVE, integrity and NONSTOP appreciation for all that exists within it. There is so much more to learn. I continue to learn, create and to dream everyday… this is my fountain of youth…

The wind howls outside… What are you telling me sweet wind? You have my attention. She moves all that needs to be moved. She moves me with her strength and every changing beauty. I am so romanced by Nature… There is NOTHING more powerful than her to keep us grounded. This is my love story and I choose to LIVE it….


Wednesday, November 3, 2010


It’s raining outside. How appropriate. I can hear the drops tickling the beautiful plants that grow and give us life. The plants that stand tall, impress us with their glory, and inspire us through their fragile beautiful existences. These plants remind me of a friend who has just checked out of this life and is already in his next. Its been so long since I have last been in this room. Only positive reasons have held my time from being able to sit here in silence and let my heart whisper words through my finger tips as she loves to do. I was excited every time I wondered what my next entry would be, the mood it would play into and what message would I be sending through it. I would have never guessed that I would find myself sitting here to write about the beautiful life of someone special that has left us behind. Andy Irons, a native Kauai boy, 32 years old, healthy, strong and one of the best surfers ever to paddle out into the ocean. 3 X world champion. A man who grew from birth like a brother with my best friend Keala. I don’t want to get into how it happened, records in the news can tell that story. I only want to talk about how amazing of a person he was and will always be. A BIG and kindhearted soul. He inspired so many people around this world through his skill and fail proof determination to be a champion. He will always be exactly that. A champion. He was constantly raising the bar in the surfing world and he did it with so much style.

I don’t know what comes after life. I am not a religious person. I do feel somewhere deep inside of me that when we leave this world we enter a new one someway, somehow. I know that Andy is somewhere where he is smiling and feeling the love that is circulating around the world for him right now. So much love.

This event reminds us how fragile and sacred our lives are. We just NEVER know when our last breath will be taken. I am faithful to living in the present and staying aware so that I can witness and experience every inch of my life and to the ones I love most. I know that there is no life with out death and it is so hard not to fear the unknown however, if we choose to live our lives healthy in our hearts, intentions, and actions; when that day comes we will be able to leave behind timeless inspiration to those we left behind. This is what Andy Irons has done and will be remembered for always.

Maybe something else will be triggered from me in this next week to come out and write as I do miss being here in this room so much but for now I want to dedicate this moment to Andy Irons, I hope you are somewhere as special as you.