Twenty-three friends. The Maldives. 9 or 10 different nationalities. One yacht.
As the new millennium continues to rise along the ever-changing development of new technologies, many of us have come to see the universe as a strange, vast, complex and impersonal world.
Either we blind ourselves and try to escape via drugs, alcohol, focusing exclusively in our careers or through any belief or religious system, or we face the woeful prospect that we are intelligent creatures living in a meaningless universe.
Many of us act as though we could find fulfilment if only we possessed enough money, enough security, enough respect, enough love, enough faith, enough education, enough power, enough peace, enough… something.
But will we be safe and content once we have more?
The answer is simple: no, we will not.
We long to be free from our confusion and discontent, not to have to live out our lives chained helplessly to uncertainty and fear.
Yet we often do not realize that it’s precisely our confused state of mind that blinds us.
There is a way to move beyond this ignorance, pessimism and confusion.
There is a way to experience reality as a whole. As an absolute thing. Enough for one and all.
This experience is seeing before ideas sprout, before falling into thought.
It’s seeing things as they are rather than as we wish or believe them to be.
This liberation of mind – through direct awareness of reality- is fully accessible to anyone willing to attend to their actual current experience.
Through surfing, yoga, meditation and most importantly, through real, meaningful relationships, this contact is easily attainable.
From the 5th to the 12th of August of 2018, twenty-three friends attended a trip in the Maldives that generated moments of true freedom and true love among its participants.
The ultimate goal. Honest appreciation for what we had and what will stay forever: our friendship.
A friendship cultivated during an unforgettable adventure.
Photography Leia Vita
Experience Provider WELLSURFNESS / Jorge Abian