|it is not the body that must be trained to keep still -But the MIND|
Meditation is the ability to keep the mind relatively still or in deep focus on one subject. Hence one does not need special places, nor special time but gear the mind TO the present moment. Easiest way to test how one can stay focused is—to be aware of ones breathing pattern. Rhythm of inhale and exhale. Feeling the air IN-OUT .
Try -is it? one min or five or even more. ? At the start you thoughts will go out of track ie wild for sure. all you need to do is to be aware of this out side tracking or wild thoughts and get back to being aware of breathing. Keep repeating May go OUT Then You bring IN consciously. Ie other words it is said to be – concentrated when IN, Diffused when OUT the MIND
This is the best pure method If one can do then staying focused in what you love to do is a breeze.
If this is method of breathing in and out – staying focused with ON-OUT is boring , then try with a subject that interest you. Stay focused only in the subject. This is not stilling the mind but running along one direction. That too is good as most action to perform one must stay focused in the job in hand not allow the mind to go wild- say monkey mind. Look at a Monkey he will look here and there all the time, will move here and there all the time so are the dogs. All most all animals have mind that are flickering as they are only bothered about eating, mating and dying.
Man is different he has tasks to perform either by interest or as way to live. All tasks that are done due to interest will have natural focus. Task that are done as no choice but must do are almost always done half hearted. So if you interest in golf is social then you will always be a mediocre player whatever the equipment or the trainers you have. On the other hand if the game is very interesting then you will reach best level you can with or without any extra help as some how you will settle in th what is good for you in all aspects of the game.
To further improve juts like having physical exercise get involved in meditation. On the other hand you interest so burning to play , to hit targets you even may not need any special mind training. It is like running for lie you will get the best ever speed you are blessed with or if you are madly in love you will not need meditation but your mind will be on love day in day even on dreams.
IT IS THE RELENTLESS DESIRE------
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
STOP THE MONKEY MIND
Have you observed monkeys,Dogs,Fish they move all the time.A result of flickering mind as they get attracted to all around happening ,smell, tastes, feels,sound,---- Can they perform ????? to win? Yes when it comes to food,territory and mating.Then natural focusing come to play.Man has more interests ....................................not all but special men-As a golfer you are indeed a special man one in a million