The Jon Mozo Story Movie
At 33 years old, Jon Mozo was on top of the world as a renowned surf photographer in Hawaii. Follow the journey of a man who survived a near fatal shark attack and constant dangerous surf, yet chose to face his fears and live passionately. In an instant his love affair with the ocean resulted in his last breath, he died doing what he loved. A year later, his family found a hidden note that read, “The ocean has given me so much; one day it will take and I will give”.
TRANSCEND is the story of the fury and beauty of an untamed ocean, and one man determined to capture it. Jon Mozo’s intense focus and deep-rooted respect for the ocean transports his audience into an aquatic world where energy, passion and intense beauty will leave you breathless. Follow Jon’s story as he pushes through the limits of human endurance to bring the ocean’s depths to light. Transcend is not the tragic ending of a life lived on the edge, it’s the inspiring beginning of immense majesty immortalized. A story about his intense love for life, and his family’s resolve to continue his legacy.
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Love Affair with the Ocean
Several years ago I came up with a name for this human–water connection: Blue Mind, a mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peacefulness, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment. It is inspired by water and elements associated with water, from the color blue to the words we use to describe the sensations associated with immersion. It takes advantage of neurological connections formed over millennia, many such brain patterns and preferences being discovered only now, thanks to innovative scientists and cutting-edge technology.
In recent years, the notion of “mindfulness” has edged closer and closer to the mainstream. What was once thought of as a fringe quest for Eastern vacancy has now been recognized as having widespread benefits. Today the search for the sort of focus and awareness that characterizes Blue Mind extends from the classroom to the boardroom to the battlefield, from the doctor’s office to the concert hall to the world’s shorelines. The stress produced in our overwhelmed lives makes that search more urgent.
Water’s amazing influence does not mean that it displaces other concerted efforts to reach a mindful state; rather, it adds to, enhances, and expands. Yet this book is not a field guide to meditation, nor a detailed examination of other means toward a more mindful existence. To use a water-based metaphor, it offers you a compass, a craft, some sails, and a wind chart. In an age when we’re anchored by stress, technology, exile from the natural world, professional suffocation, personal anxiety, and hospital bills, and at a loss for true privacy, casting off is wonderful. Indeed, John Jerome wrote in his book “Blue Rooms” that “the thing about the ritual morning plunge, the entry into water that provides the small existential moment, is its total privacy. Swimming is between me and the water, nothing else. The moment the water encloses me, I am, gratefully, alone.” Open your Blue Mind and the ports of call will become visible.
When I first arrived on this island I met this beautiful woman who shared with me, she left her husband and their big fight was that she felt he loved the ocean more than he loved her. It wasn't until after their divorce and after she began to fall in love with the ocean that she got it. She really got what that was about for him. She ended up calling him to apologize and he was gracious in his ability to receive.
It's wild.. what happens in retrospect. The after thoughts. The getting it after the fact. I really loved how the beautiful woman I met shared this with me and how she experienced grace in her own expansion and extended that grace to him and I love how he received her. I love stories where transformation like that happens. When two people share their lives and even if it doesn't work out, there is always an opportunity to expand, reflect and extend grace. In this way, relationships don't really have to end, they can transform.
It's wild, the sensation, conditioning and belief within humans that love means- loving "me" more than what fulfills you. If you love me, you won't continue to do what fills you deeply. It's a little suspicious if you ask me.
How deep is your love is this weeks inward and outward theme.
I really loved how deeply Nikki Mozo loved and loves her husband. How, in this movie she shared her truth and how in doing so, we were all so deeply touched by her, the children, the way this man lived his life.
It was a beautiful reflection of the lessons of love, loss, legacy and living ones life a true blue.
In this way and all along the film there were wisdom nuggets and reminders. It isn't a matter of being better or more than you, it's a matter of being all of who you already are. Every Single Day.
Seriously, that was one of the best wisdom nuggets of all.
in Kantian philosophy : being beyond the limits of all possible experience and knowledge
being beyond comprehension
Being beyond comprehension
Vulnerability is the birth place of everything that we are hungry for...."
― Franz Kafka
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