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228 Fear Is Not Real Explains Salt Water Buddha Author Jaimal Yogis
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Jaimal Yogis is an author and teacher of creative writing. He is widely known for his best-seller, Saltwater Buddha, a masterpiece novel and documentary film which tells the story of a young surfer’s spiritual journey as he experiences monasteries, meditation and mindfulness as part of his fascinating search for eternal truth. His most recent book called ‘All Our Waves Are Water’ is to be released in July. Jaimal skillfully uses the sea as a powerful metaphor to explore questions about the nature of the true self.
Social Media (IG, Twitter, FB): JaimaYogis
Most Influential Person
My mom. (She always did Yoga and meditation daily).
Effect on Emotions
I think mindfulness has enhanced the good emotions and it's helped me let the bad ones go.
Thoughts on Breathing
Breathing is my mindfulness practice. The breath is always there. It's something to focus on and it's just so pleasant, just taking a breath and being there with it. It's amazingly rich.
Book: Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice by Shunryū Suzuki
In the surfing world, a lot of people think of surfers is like really peaceful, zen dudes, but it gets pretty tense out in the water sometimes.
I actually had a story in Saltwater Buddha about a time when I was surfing in Santa Cruz and it gets really crowded and I was just I in my intermediate level of Surfing.
I got a great wave, I got a barrel when I got inside and that was one of my first waves like that. I was feeling really confident and got a little overconfident and I dropped in front of a guy on my next wave.
That's sort of the biggest faux pas in surfing. When you drop in on someone it's dangerous but it's just an etiquette issue.
A lot of beginners don't realize this and if you break rank essentially at one of these uber competitive surf breaks like in films like North Shore and Point Break you know you can really invoke wrath.
I did that and and the guy was a young local guy who just started spewing all kinds of invectives and every four letter word and then some. This was for m
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