Pre-Meditating routine

IMG_0551

.
.
Athletes nowadays have sports psychologists trying to influence the mind for peak performance. These professionals use many mindful techniques.
.
.
The negative, doubt and worry are not highlighted. Focusing on the process, clearing the mind, setting a direction and then trusting yourself to exert maximum energy is the process.
.
.
A pre shot routine (baseball hitter, golfer, free throw in basketball) is used to calm the nerves and focus on the task. Perform the practiced skills and trust the results.
.
.
Amnesia is taught. Forget the last play, last shot , last mistake. A mistake, an error is assessed, an adjustment made, then full throttle again. Thought is directed. Focus is stressed throughout the competition.
.
.
The mind is not left unattended to wander, to ruminate, to create confusion or judgment. To be at ease and empty of thought saves energy, eliminates stress and delivers some of our best performances.
.
.
Place a superstar competitor under immense challenge and pressure.
.
.
Example: Michael Jordan an intense competitor under stress would deliver a performance equaling the greatest of all time. Many athletes wither under the intense spotlight of competition.
.
.
Setting up a pre-meditation routine can be soothing, beneficial and productive. Form and routine bring familiarity and direction.
.
.
We begin by scanning the body detecting pain, tension, tightness or sensations. We breathe into them without thought, accepting everything as it is right now.
.
.
We have an intention, simple positive words, some words supporting others and general direction.
.
.
Maybe we have a special place, incense, a comfortable blanket to wrap around us, or Tibetan bells announcing the next 15 minutes of focus.
.
.
Our mind will know it is time meditate.
.
.
Honor your practice and devote all out commitment to focus, to practice, to letting go, to deepen.
.
.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Laurie Schuler on May 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    👍🏻

  2. Well thank you for that detailed rendition of that post

    We that says it all

    Humor is a gift spread it around

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: