Building resistance towards what is, can bring lots of unhappy moments. Learning to recognize that the world just is, regardless of our perceptions, opinions and existence takes lots of effort, patience, and constant training.
A wise person has trained himself to be aware of the things he has control over and the ones that need to be accepted as they manifest.
We all think our space of influence in the world is greater than it actually is. Consequently, we fail to recognize that there are things, closer things to us, reality, that we can't change or influence.
Surfing the wave, becomes at this point a better thought about life.
Surfing the wave means, accepting the nature of things as they are. With its ups and downs, calm and noise, pain and joy.
Surfing the wave is practicing our resilience, building our presence, crafting our humanity.