Video-The Sun Also Rises-Matt Smith

A wonderful entry in this years London Film Fest, with a wonderful message. Featuring surfer Matt Smith who has made Ireland his home.

Wherever you are in the world, on whatever day at some point the sun also rises.

Narrated by Burgs a spiritual teacher, connecting concentration and mindfulness. I’ve spent time in meditation with Rinpoche (one of Burgs principle teachers) and through daily conscious living I’m trying to connect with what Burgs talks about here. I find myself so busy yet with so many wonderful things surrounding me I often forget to sit still and watch the birds, so this mediation is a reminder for all to sit and appreciate our incredible world.

Filmed by:
Mitch Corbett
Michael Darrigade
Vincent Kardasik
Chris McClean
Luke Pilbream

Edited by Chris McClean
Music: Mt. Wolf – Burgs

Thanks to: Vita Coco, Finisterre and Liquid Destination.

Thanks to Burgs the author of ‘Beyond The Veil’ and Mt Wolf for the beautiful track and narration.

For more on these guys visit: ; ;

I think if I could get you to do one thing, if I could get you to do one thing. I would say when you get to the point when you feel highly motivated towards keeping your virtue, then you’ll discover quite quickly just how extraordinary, a life could be.

And it’s just we get so messy, it’s not were doing lots of wrong things, our minds are so messy, we don’t keep it simple, we end up making the life that we are living so inordinately complicated, and it’s such a shame to end up feeling in a real muddle, when actually you ought to be having the time of your life.

Its doesn’t take very much to get the deepest part of us completely happy, just be here to appreciate being here,
Feel that you are alive, be in touch with your heart, thats it. That’s it.

It takes, mindfulness to come to a human life. And then above that it takes mindfulness and virtue to come to a fortunate human life.

The chance to be a part of this happens briefly, the invitation is not to show how inventive and imaginative you are but how much you can notice what you are already part of. And appreciate it and share it, and care about those that are around you, look out for their welfare, while you are looking out for your own. That’s it. And then you will get to the end of it having had an awesome time, knowing that it was something you would recommend to others.

You all know, this place inside where it’s all right, you all know that when you let it go further it’s not this black hole. Yet the world is creaking under the strain of this inordinately complicated mass of humanity, and actually it is really simple. When you came down here, we came here with a sense of awe and wonder, dying to just see whats it’s all about. You know it’s like what will it be like to be down there, to be a part of it. And it came with a sense of wonder and somehow, the wonder of it wasn’t enough, or we stopped wondering about it and started wondering about yourself.

And in your wondering about yourself you forgot what you came here for, what you came to be apart of.



If anyone is in Ireland and wants to visit us for some concentrations and mindfulness contact me at or visit for more information about sustainable living.

Colin Cooney
Surfer, Amateur photographer and Garden Designer. Co Owner of Surf Around Ireland….need to know more, get in touch!

1 comment

  1. Grace

    This is absolutely stunning, not just visually but for the wonderful message it sends out to remind us to be still and see the world with the awe and love we all had naturally as kids. Well done Matt and all the rest of your crew! Stunning!

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