I used to go fishing in the ocean with my Dad, and I have vivid memories of doing that with him - packing a lunch, prepping the boat, practicing awareness, tying knots, and learning to be silent & patient. Fishing, although not physically taxing, teaches a lot of the same lessons that skateboarding does. Have perseverance, pay attention, and don’t be a pussy. Those stand out to me the most probably.
People don’t always plan their internal tattoos like they would for their external counterparts. This is understandable; you can’t hide the external tattoos from society (usually). However, I think it’s crucial to consider this:
The internal tattoos, the semi-permanent injections of feeling, are so much more beneficial when positive and scarily more destructive when negative. The traditional tattoo will stay with your body for life, but emotional tattoos happen all the time and will stay with your soul forever. The artwork on the inside is so much more paramount than the look on the outside.
Life is only a series of moments, and moments pass through experience. As you experience life, adjust per the moment. Plan for your mental tattoos.
Don’t live as if there is no tomorrow. Live as if you’re building a masterpiece.
- 7Ply Epic