Simon Torres

Born in Caracas, Venezulea
Living in Los Angeles, California

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Simon at the mic

 

Surfing is one of my favorite things in the world.

When I’m on my board, in the ocean, waiting for a wave, it’s so easy for me to be completely present in the moment, in sync with the rhythm of the waves. I sit and wait patiently, when I see the waves coming, I dive into action. I don’t think about anything else, I am just present with what is going on right now, with the wave I’m riding.

Until I found MSIA, I thought that I’d always have to be in the ocean to feel as good & connected to myself as I do when I’m surfing. I thought surfing would always be my ultimate high: my favorite moments in life.

Then I went to one of MSIA’s Peace Awareness Trainings (PATs) and I had an experience that was way beyond any surfing session that I ever had. I realized that the experience of joy lives inside of me. At the PAT training I remember that I felt that I had found my truth, even though I wasn’t sure of what exactly my truth was, something inside of me knew that I had found it, and the experience was completely joyful and liberating.