5 Leadership Lessons from surfing

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By: Mickey Addison

@GenLeadBlog

@mickeyaddison

http://generalleadership.com/5-leadership-lessons-surfing/

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From the Sao Paulo favelas to World Title

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Winter Solstice: Walking in Beauty

May the New Solstice bring peace, harmony and love into the World

Dreaming the World

Solstice_GardenToday marks the solstice; here in the Northern Hemisphere days will now slowly lengthen. In years past we could anticipate strengthening cold would accompany the growing light. While that remains the case, the cold has grown more intermittent, as has the snow. Not enough cold air remains in the arctic to sustain the climate we depend on. There is no real doubt that our climate is dramatically, and rapidly, warming; there has been no true debate about this since the early eighties. 

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Ancient Astronaut Theorists

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Hayu Marca Puno, Peru

AAT say yes, to the question:  “Have we been visited or currently visited by extraterrestrials”, and I have to say yes too. After all the evidence that human kind has collected throughout its history, it is more than evident that this is the case and that our civilization has been influenced by other worldly beings.

The evidence we have today comes from ancient religions and tales from different cultures from around the world and most of them coincide that we originate from the gods that came from the skies and that they manifested themselves in different ways. In some tales you have the flying carpets, a form of transportation most notably found in oriental tales and mentioned in the writings of different civilizations at various points of time in history. Other forms of manifestations are that of space ships moving at incredible speeds without noise and beaming lights. In addition, there are areas in our planet with intense magnetic fields such as the Bermuda Triangle that have puzzled navigators since the time when Columbus reached the new world and still the scientific community has no real explanations of what happens there.  La Zona del Silencio in northern Mexico where cellphones drop out of range, radios and compass don’t work, there are strange rocks everywhere and strange mutated animals. It is located between the same parallel as the Bermuda Triangle, 26 degrees N and 28 degrees N of the equator and connects to the Egyptian Pyramids. Or the portals around the world such as Hayu Marca in my Native Peru discovered in 1996-very recent- a huge mysterious door-like structure  in the Hayu Marca mountain region of Southern Peru. Hayu Marca, 35 kilometers from the city of Puno has long been revered by local Indians as the “City of the Gods”, and has never been fully explored because of the rugged mountain terrain. Although no actual city has ever been discovered, many of the rock formations of the region resemble buildings and artificial structures. The door, or the “Puerta de Hayu Marca” (Gate of the gods/spirits) has been at some time in the distant past carved out of a natural rock face and it measures exactly seven meters in height by seven meters in width with a smaller alcove in the center at the base, which measures in at just under two meters in height.

There is so much physical evidence in paintings, arts crafts, texts, and word of mouth from generation to generation that keep surfacing every year and have similarities between cultures. Most emphatically, the physical evidence of extraterrestrial influence is present in the colossal architecture that we find around the world today from different civilizations that one has to ask oneself, how in the world did these ancient people with no technology build such magnificent structures with the primitive tools that they had? Not even today, with our current technology would we be able to construct or move such massive stones and perform the detail of craftsmanship that we find in sites such as Puma Punku in Bolivia or scattered around Egypt,  just to name a couple. The reality is that they are present around the world but many not known to mainstream except for the famous sites.

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Sacsayhuaman, Cuzco, Peru

The physical evidence is mind boggling. Sites like the Nazca Lines, Ollantaytambo, the massive stones of Sacsayhuaman in Cuzco with its massive stones with the largest weighing 200-300 tons, the Paracas mommies with the elongated skulls, Marcahuasi all in Peru. The Moai of Easter Islands, the largest weighing 80 ton, Puma Punku in the Highlands of Bolivia a field of giant stones scattered with fine carvings with such precision that would have been impossible without modern tools over a thousand years ago or more according to some scholars. Other sites such as Ba’albek, Lebanon, Aswan Egypt, the Ghiza Plateau, etc.

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Ba’albek, Lebanon

This is a topic of much controversy and there is much skepticism on these matters, in the same way that before 1492 Europeans thought that the world was flat and if you sailed west you would plunder into oblivion. We are talking a little over 500 years and look where we are today. But why is the evidence starting to appear more rapidly and becoming more mainstream? In part because of better technology, such as Satellite imaging of deserts and jungles and I am a firm believer that the way things are currently evolving, sooner rather than later we are going to really start understanding this mystical puzzle. Secondly, space exploration was controlled by governmental agencies and kept as top secret. This is changing rapidly with the private sector going into space exploration. Companies like Space X are continuously developing the technology to go where no humans have gone before, even with setbacks such as the one suffered in August of this year when according to Space X president Elon Musk: “SpaceX’s Falcon 9 blew up while it stood on its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station moments before a test firing of its engines. No humans were on board and no one was hurt. It was scheduled to launch a commercial satellite for Facebook valued at $200 Million. The blast occurred while crews were fueling the rocket.” Sapec X just announced yesterday that in eight years travel to Mars will be routine and a human colony will be established. This will be huge.

Like in any other industry, there are many setbacks to develop the technology to ultimately propel human kind into new heights; we’ve been through this cycle before. But just to get an idea of the geometrical growth of the money invested into the industry, Venture capital firms invested $1.8 billion in commercial space startups in 2015, nearly doubling the amount of venture cash invested in the industry in all of the previous 15 years combined. The industry is expanding fast and very soon man will be on space on a regular and permanent basis, besides the space station. The moon is currently being evaluated with the help of satellites to identify the best real state areas for developing colonies, launching pads, refueling stations, you name it. This is turning out to be a race in the same way that back in the day the Spanish, Dutch, English, Belgian, Portuguese sailed across the globe stablishing territories as colonies.  This is just the beginning. And, along this ride we are going to start to discover that we are not alone and no longer will governments be able to conceal information and evidence to human kind.

Much information has been withheld from mainstream, UFO crashes around the world such as Area 51 in New Mexico, or Dalnegorsk in Russia. There is a theory that through reverse engineering we have been able to deconstruct the technology found in these crashes and develop many of the products, materials and technologies that we have today. Many of these technologies started appearing after Second World War and in the last half century human kind have advanced more than in any other time in history- technology development has been exponential. Technologies such as fiber optics, microchips, wireless communications, night vision, advance and composite materials, etc. In addition, another theory suggests that certain individuals such as Leonard De Vinci or Steven Jobs were ahead of its time and chosen to transmit this knowledge to humans.

Videos are also interesting but more controversial and most are fake- but maybe not all. There are a couple recent ones in Peru and Izmir, Turkey that are peculiar.  But for me the physical evidence of buildings, architecture, materials and art is what puzzles me; it just wasn’t that ancient people cut these stones with hammers and chisels and rolled them on trees.

“There is more than meets the eye”

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Evolutionary Conservation

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With the destruction of many natural environments and many species driven close to extinction, conservation biologists used to think that the answer to saving at least some of this precious land and endangered species was to create National Parks and Protected Areas. In many cases this believe has worked, but it does not necessarily apply to all cases around the world.

This model has been in place for a few decades now but has been unable to stop illegal poaching and many species are still at risk because of the vast territories that are hard to police.  In addition, other problems have been identified such as the clustering of marked territories preventing wild life to roam in a natural way.

One of the most evident problems is the unbalance of the ecosystems as the individual populations of species are altered because of the artificial creation of borders or boundaries in these reserves. After millions of years of evolution, nature has adjusted itself so that all species are interdependent on each other for their survival, as cruel as it sometimes seems to be when killing another specie for survival, is just how each individual species rely on each other and in some cases even partner to obtain food or protection. If one specie is affected, the rest will suffer and the ecosystem becomes unbalanced and deteriorates.

Wildlife has been in migration mode for millennia. You just can’t set a boundary and expect animals within these boundaries to thrive and flourish because their populations begin to inbreed and slowly decline in numbers and health.

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With the implementation or better said, with the reinstatement of natural corridors around the globe, animals are able to continue their migration patterns and maintain healthy populations and thrive the way they are supposed to. Here in North America, the Yellowstone to Yukon Y2Y is a great example of how the grizzly bears, caribou, lynx, golden eagles and native cutthroat trout populations are rebounding.  The same happens with the Florida Wildlife Corridor protecting the panthers and bears. Around the world the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative in Australia, The Jaguar Corridor from Mexico to Argentina, and the Kenyan and Tanzanian Corridors are just a few examples of how we should protect wildlife.

Because of human population explosion in the last fifty years, the pressure on natural resources, the environment and natural fauna, the planet has suffered tremendously. After all these years, some communities around the world are turning around this trend. They have realized that this destruction cannot continue if we are to survive as a specie and as a planet, and now are protecting the environment and learning to co-exist with the animal world. One example of this is in India, despite having the second largest population on earth and having exterminated most of its fauna, in the Gujarat region where only twenty or so individuals of Asian Lions existed a few years ago, they now number over 400 thanks to the community’s ability to coexist next to this magnificent creatures. The community tracks lion movement around towns while protecting their crops with the lions help. At night time when the deer come to eat and destroy the crops in the town’s fields, the locals know where the deer are and sound a bell indicating the lions that dinner is served and where to go. The lions move in and hunt a few dear for dinner, the rest of the deer depart while the locals watch the spectacle assisted with some bonfires just a few meters away from the lions-partners in crime. For the most part lions stay away from town, even if they come in, people know to stay away from them and ignored them, even if someone is hurt or killed, which is very rare, they are just left alone. A unique relationship has developed between lions and people, revealing a story not of continual conflict as we might expect, but one of survival and tolerance, this is because of a change of attitude of these communities. Examples like this can be seen around the world and are an encouraging sign that we can change for the better.

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Not only people have this attitude of coexistence, but animals seem to have evolved in the same way. What a better example of this, when a mama bear and her two cubs decided to take a dip in Lake Tahoe last week much to the delight of tourists around them.

“Let’s just hope it’s not too little too late”