Surfing with Spirit

To those unfamiliar with surfing, it may come as a surprise to learn that much of your time is spent sitting on your board in the water waiting—waiting for the next set of waves to come in. There are those days when the waves seem to roll in continuously one after another, and those sessions are never to be forgotten. But during one of those waiting periods, I found myself wanting to use the time more wisely. And it occurred to me that I could spend that time in prayer.

I have always found that prayer begins with turning to God and listening for His voice, for spontaneous and uplifting direction and inspiration. As I began to reach out to God, sitting on my surfboard in the ocean, I found myself being grateful for Christ Jesus, Mary Baker Eddy, and the prophets, whose lessons and inspirations are available to us today. I wanted to understand their lessons better, to become more familiar with the spiritual discipline they so clearly expressed.

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