Philipe was headed to the beach for a day of sun, sand and ocean. Little did he know what was in store for him at the beach in Rio de Janeiro.
Philipe was not the only one who had sought redemption in the waves of the ocean. There was another who had been seeking and finding. Things that Philipe was unfamiliar with. Until that fateful day.
Bruno, another surfer, was also out to ride the waves for joy.
As Philipe was getting ready, he saw an uncommon sight at a distance. Being a carioca, he had seen it all at the beaches. Or at least he thought so… until he saw Bruno, sitting in the lotus position and meditating. This was not what suffers normally did. Philipe went up to the meditating surfer and enquirer about his practice.
Bruno was happy to share the open secret of Sahaja meditation with Philipe. I met both of them a few years after this incident, when while visiting Rio. Philipe was well rounded in the practice of surfing the waves of bliss inside, rather than drowning in thoughts. Philipe shared with me the secret to real bliss: Just like surfing is fun between two ebbs, the real bliss of meditation is between the waves of the thoughts, that delay called vilamb where you truly get in the zone of the autonomous nervous system taking over your self.
Enjoy the ride!