Why We Should Play on Earth Day

by Bev Sanders on April 21, 2010

Every day the ocean gives us an invitation to dance. Glistening sunshine on the water, crashing waves, the scent of the sea, the taste of salt– it’s her offer of solace atop a shimmering underwater world and the thrill of gliding across a glassy wave.

How do you reconnect to the living Earth around you? Do you hike paths winding through groves of majestic oaks and redwoods? Are you rejuvenated by the beauty of wildflowers covering a lush hillside? Or like we at Las Olas, do you reconnect by paddling out into perhaps our world’s greatest mystery: the big, blue, wide open sea?

Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. Also, most of our body is water. And like us, the sea is alive and vital. Sometimes it’s mild and serene, other times it is turbulent and violent– a wild, beautiful, and dangerous world all its own. As President John F. Kennedy observed, when we return to the sea we are returning to whence we came, returning to ourselves.

Surfing develops inner strength, balance, and a unique bond with the ocean. The very first paddle out gives us an entirely new connection with the sea, a connection to the feminine intuition that all women possess. It energizes and inspires us, and that energy returns home. It stirs our natural intuition and empowers us. Empower us and the whole world benefits.

We each have the potential to make a positive, lasting impression on the world, despite how uncertain it can be. By strengthening ourselves in nature, we strengthen all aspects of our lives. This is joyfully discovered by the little girl who just loves to play in the waves.

Wishing you a blissful Earth Day,

Las Olas Surf Safaris for Women

“All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea—whether it is to sail or to watch it—we are going back from whence we came.”

-John F. Kennedy

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