Getting back into the water after several months out, the fear of the drop off the wave won this time. Baby steps. Confidence building.

The water cold, the sun bright. Feeling alive.

Baby steps.

Enjoying the moment rather than capitulating to the fear.

Months of strength training and land practice prepare for the mental transition back into the water.

This world is vastly different from my day to day.

That is what makes it so powerful.

A new field of play, a whole new world to learn. My body reflexes are far from tuned to this game of surfing.

I am the beginner. And that is the fun of it. My humility gets a workout.

Photo taken August 20th 2022

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‘The business of the future is to be dangerous.’ Alfred Whitehead

And it needs to be, for business-as-usual hates change. It likes to keep the status quo, to keep those in power in power.

We can either go along with the crowd of same-same, or dangerously step into the new frontier of the uncharted.

We can create business that serves all-humanity, that considers the long long term, that is comprehensively considerate of all-in accounting, all-in-effects of its every action.

This is dangerous as it unhooks from the incentive of money, power, influence and privileged access.

A Syntropic Enterprise is a dangerous enterprise.

Photo taken August 16th 2022

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A friction fee emotional life is pathological because friction is part of what gives us meaning and purpose.

Intimacy is what makes us feel vulnerable yet it is also what makes us feel human.

Tension is required to create space. It expands us. This is where we stand in new ideas, different perspectives, and other worldviews.

Drama is a cry for help with words that cannot ask specifically for what is needed.

Drama peddles noise, creates obfuscation, fuels distraction and keeps us from attending to what really matters.

Without tension we collapse into entropy.

Syntropy is found at the edges.

Photo taken August 15th 2022

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How could we even need to make this statement?

Yet here we are.

Life — this glorious mysterious thing called life, so fleeting.

Yet an abstract creation of human arrogance that privileges power takes primacy.

We stand on the ocean shore and look at the plastic entanglement — the horror of our scrambling for more. My heart hurts.

One thousand times a day — my heart hurts — as I hear of drought, fire, climate displacement, hunger, war, rogue media and the idiocracy that has resulted.

It is time. Life. Dignity. Care. Respect. Kindness.

Before money.

This is my prayer.

Photo taken August 6th 2022

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Christine McDougall

Christine McDougall

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