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In the Eye of the Tiger Part I

He is an extraordinary golfer, light years ahead of his closest competitors.  We say awesome, unbeatable, exceptionally gifted when we describe him, and he is all of the above.  We who use 10% of our minds and of our potential, wonder what is "it” that he has, that we are missing..  We wonder if we can have some of "it” and if so where do we start?  How can we experience calm, focused success in the midst of our chaotic lives.

I read that Tiger Woods said, he doesn’t worry about the game as a whole as much as he focuses close attention on one shot at a time.  Two key words are focus and attention.  I  have noticed such focus and attention in my grandson William and other children.  They may be chasing a ball or each other, while staying in the moment as only children can. We all had that ability once, to be in the moment, in the flow of life.  Most of us lost it though, gradually, imperceptibly at first, maybe influenced by parents to be different than is our natural bent.   Schools as they are set up today, push students further away from our spontaneity.  We are scolded if we day dream and pushed to learn the fundamentals at the expense of our creativity that blossoms during introspection and doing "nothing”.  There is a heavy burden of expectation on us on the linear, competitive ladder to "success” as it is defined by our society.  

Look at your own story line, what did you lose in the balance of body, mind, and soul after years of being on the receiving end of such an indoctrination.  Is it any wonder we don’t feel in the flow of life and are clueless as to how to get it back.   Some grieve the loss and recommit to let the defenses down, to pierce the veils, to reopen to the real, the curious, the creative that was pushed aside.  It’s still within us you know, it hasn’t gone anywhere, we hid it to please those others.

Next time, I’ll look at some ways of claiming what we lost.

 

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