That being said, It's one thing to be present when you are riding an epic wave on a surf trip to Nicaragua, as is this case in the above video of my friend Hunter.
But in the bump and grind of everyday living, having the wherewithal to be present and own the moment is hard to do.
Matthieu Ricard is the happiest man in the world, according to brain scientists. Scans of Ricard's brain showed the most significant level of "positive emotions" in the left pre-frontal cortex of the brain, which is associated with happiness while Ricard is also able suppress negative thoughts on the right-hand side.
Matthieu RicardRicard, who is a Buddhist monk and French interpreter for the Dalai Lama, says it's all about training the brain. Like fielding short hop ground balls or surfing a wave, we are slowly realizing that having a sculpted, "fit" brain is even more important than a ripped core or supple ass.
As Ricard said, "Our life can be greatlyRead More »from HAPPINESS and the EPIC WAVE