Monday, February 23, 2009
Force of Nature by Laird Hamilton
Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul, and of course Surfing by Laird Hamilton
I saw Laird Hamilton on Chelsea Lately promoting this new book. It sounded so inspirational, I just had to check it out. The book opens with a quote from Mark Twain that I think sums up the book well:
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain
This book is written in four parts: Mind, Body, Soul, and Surfing. Each section discusses Laird's philosophy on how to live life to the fullest, how to feed your body, how to excel in every aspect of life, and how to appreciate the world and people around you. I did indeed find it very inspirational. He is an amazing athlete and an amazing person.
In addition to the great advice in this book, the photographs are beautiful. I can't stop looking at them!