THE ART OF LIVING: A Short Surf Film by Christor Lukasiewicz

THE ART OF LIVING: A Short Surf Film by Christor Lukasiewicz

THE ART OF LIVING: A Short Surf Film by Christor Lukasiewicz

“The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.”~ Alan Watts

The above quote by Alan Watts not only rings true in our day to day life, but also in the active pursuit of riding waves. Surfing is an activity that calls upon the participant to be fully awakened and aware in the present moment. If we are captivated by ghosts of the past or distracted by phantoms of a future that may never come, we will find ourselves adrift and without balance. Surfing, like every other aspect of true living, takes place in the eternal present, as there is nothing else that ever exists. Therefore we find our best surfing manifests when our mind, body, and spirit are fully absorbed in the moment that stands before us.

In this short film captured by Christor Lukasiewicz during a June swell in his home state of New Jersey, he has not simply chronicled some fellow human beings at play among the waves; the surfers in this film are artfully living their life, diving deeply into the “now”, staying open and receptive to the ever blossoming reality before them.

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Growing up in New Jersey, Shawn discovered and quickly immersed himself in the sub-culture of surfing and skateboarding in the mid 80’s. With a diverse and eclectic background, Shawn has walked the path of a competitive surfer, Hare Krsna monk, action sports industry player in NYC, DIY theology and religions major, and a touring punk rock musician. Now a father and self-proclaimed seeker of the “soul” of surfing, Shawn enjoys sessions with friends at uncrowded peaks along his home state’s shoreline and writing about his surf related experiences.

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