Anxiety, Peace, and Our Ditch Bag

One of the things that James and I love about sailing is that emergency preparedness is, for good sailors, a natural way of being. As mainstream life in America grows ever more swaddled by layers of technology and commercialism, we are fascinated to observe that people do not, by and large, feel safer or more peaceful. The trend toward increasing anxiety is observed in our science and I have seen it myself in 23 years of speaking intimately to people about the nature of their consciousness. What we have found in settling into life aboard Rejoice is that while it was initially rather harrowing to be so directly responsible for all aspects of our own survival, once we began to understand and engage with the means for doing so, we felt a tremendous increase in our peace and inner stability.

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