Step 8) Let go and enjoy (samadhi) "Enlightenment is the key to everything, and it is the key to intimacy, because it is the goal of true authenticity." - Marianne Williamson
When you focus enough and you don't even have to think about how to surf anymore, you just do it. You read the waves, you stand up on your board for the first time, and magic happens! I mean...forget about it. There's nothing like it - no words to describe it. You ride the wave (even if it's for 3 seconds) and you don't just ride it, you feel it, you frigging ARE the wave and the ocean and the fish, and the people on the shoreline celebrating with you!
At this point, we let go of trying so hard at life, at yoga, at work. We trust this sensation of going with the flow. We actually step into this flow and realize we are connected with everything...this surfboard, this wave, the ocean, the shoreline. We're connected to and with our friends, families, our perceived enemies.
In this step, we finally understand that getting to this point was a result of all that we've done. Which was effected by all that we felt, which was a result of all that we've thought. So if my thought's effect my feelings, and my feelings effect my behaviour, then what I think expands outward and what I do contracts inward. I effect you and you effect me. And at this point I realize I AM you and you ARE me. And nothing else matters, but that. Because knowing that I might hurt you I hurt myself, and knowing that loving you I love myself. Call me selfish, but I'll make better choices in accordance with the experiences I want to have, the feelings I want more of, and the thoughts that will bring unity to me, my family, my community, my planet.
I hope any of this information serves you well on your journey. Many thanks! Namaste, Lesley