Photo of the Day – Surfing and Wellness

Paramahansa Yogananda. I stood by the entrance to the Self Realization Fellowship and tried to pronounce it’s founder’s name five times. No luck, so I did a round of Peter Piper to make myself feel better. Only after reading a bit did I understand what this place in the middle of Encinitas was about. And I mean THE MIDDLE of Encinitas. You can’t ignore it. The grounds for this temple like complex are vast. As you can see from the sign, prospective surfers crossing the road must first figure their way around the outer walls or dare to walk through the courtyard, possibly to be haranged by a passing follower or member of the fellowship. I was quite excited by the term fellowship. I did my best Gollum imitation to myself and giggled. How immature.

The Odd Couple - Surfing and Self Realization

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About mrmakdeck

I see tomorrow. I am biking to the end of the road, not to say I did it, but to see what's really there. From my travels I've learned that barriers are just lines on a map that once you get your passport stamped and your visas all in order don't exist anymore. It's okay to say I don't know and not know and learn something and forget it. It's great to go towards the unknown to make it known, or see if it retains its anonymity even as you come closer. I've met some amazing people and done some pretty cool things and have realized this spherical concoction of land and sea is only as unattainably big as you imagine it to be. So wake up and pedal each mile.

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