The Four Pillars of a Solid Human Foundation

Once upon a time, a Santa Cruz surfer named Frosty Hesson, A legendary big wave surfer who lived by a philosophy he called “The Four Pillars of Solid Human Foundation.” As the legend goes, the four pillars are physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. If you have ever watched the movie Chasing Mavericks, you may have caught a glimpse of this idea.

So sitting in my living room in the middle of the day chain-smoking cigarettes, battling a wave of depression or a feeling of dread, whatever it actually is, and watching the movie. The idea of the four pillars struck me. This idea is brilliant. Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a light bulb moment, I wasn’t suddenly filled with purpose, and frankly, the idea of gleaming a way of life from a movie, biopic or not, seems a little silly. I can hear the people close to me now saying it’s not silly. So dispensing with all the self-doubt and silly thoughts, I’m still left with the beginnings of an idea. the development of these principles

Being knocked off the path is always difficult. The path not being clear to you is even more so. Exploring this idea of the four pillars of a solid human foundation. It is my hope that it won’t be so easy to be knocked down. It is no doubt going to be a journey in and of its self. But hey! The path is the way.

I feel as though I haven’t been a strong person. I go through waves of depression; I feel guilty about the way my life has shaped up. I have haunting memories of war and cant shake some tendency’s learned as a United States Infantryman. I have questions. Questions no one has the answers to. Endless questions I could sit here for years banging out word after word on what or why. Well, maybe not. Possibly I don’t even know what the questions are, and it’s just an urgency to know. Know what? There’s a million-dollar question. I guess now, All I got is something I have always felt. The path is the way. Makes sense to me, at least.

If your going to slay a giant you’re going to need a sacred spear


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