After working as a golf Marshall I finally accepted a chunk of reality after playing 45 games. I am stuck in a range of 80-95 for 18 holes. In and out. Up and down. I am prisoner of a range and after 50 years of golf the time has come to accept that reality. TheContinue reading “Golf and Your Mental Game: The Destructive Power of Improvement“
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Golf and Your Mental Game: Is Your Racing Mind in Its Overcomplicated State Ruining your Golf Game?
Is your mind racing to and fro when playing golf? You are playing a game and your mind should be on the game from moment to moment as if you focus on your game from moment to moment you are at your best in terms of concentration and focus. If your mind is judging eachContinue reading “Golf and Your Mental Game: Is Your Racing Mind in Its Overcomplicated State Ruining your Golf Game?“
Golf and Your Mental Game: Wasting Your Experience by Being Judgemental
Play 50 rounds of golf in a season, Marshall 8 hours a week in a seven-month season and then suffer through a rotten winter and you may gain a valuable insight. That past season and all those games were in the past and what did all the fretting and continually judging yourself accomplish? Most likelyContinue reading “Golf and Your Mental Game: Wasting Your Experience by Being Judgemental“
Dylan’s Passage of the Day: Meditation and Non-Doing
“Meditation is synonymous with the practice of non-doing. We aren’t practicing to make things perfect or to do things perfectly. Rather we practice to grasp and realize (make real for ourselves) the facts that things are already perfect, perfectly what they are. This has everything to do with holding the present moment in its fullnessContinue reading “Dylan’s Passage of the Day: Meditation and Non-Doing”
Dylan’s Passage of The Day: Shut Up the Voices in Your Head and Try Just To Breathe and Concentrate on Your Breath: Sounds Easy But it May Take Months To Be Able To Do It!
“To use your breathing to nurture mindfulness, just tune into the feeling of it….the feeling of the breath coming into your body and the feeling of the breath leaving your body. That’s all. Just feeling the breath. Breathing and knowing that you you’re breathing. That does not mean deep breathing or forcing your breathing orContinue reading “Dylan’s Passage of The Day: Shut Up the Voices in Your Head and Try Just To Breathe and Concentrate on Your Breath: Sounds Easy But it May Take Months To Be Able To Do It!”
Mindfulness Meditation Crimes?
If you read about mindfulness there is a constant theme that regular meditation is a panacea for an improved life. A sit-down meditation is envisaged and recommended but there are other forms of meditation such as mindful walking, mindful eating and for me last year it was working out a regime for mindful golf. SoContinue reading “Mindfulness Meditation Crimes?”
Dylan’s Passage of the Day: Do You Have the Discipline To Stop For A Moment?
“TRY: Stopping, sitting down, and becoming aware of your breathing once in awhile throughout the day. It can be for five minutes, or even five seconds. Let go into full acceptance of the present moment, including how you are feeling and what you perceive to be happening. For these moments, don’t try to change anythingContinue reading “Dylan’s Passage of the Day: Do You Have the Discipline To Stop For A Moment?”
Dylan’s Passage of the Day: What is Mindfulness?
“Fundamentally, mindfulness is a simple concept. Its power lies in its practice and its applications. Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non judgementally. This kind of attention nurtures greater awareness, clarity, and acceptance of the present moment reality. It wakes up to the fact that ourContinue reading “Dylan’s Passage of the Day: What is Mindfulness?”
Reflections of Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog: Self Compassion and Pain
“As we cultivate mindfulness in our own hearts, we can direct similar compassion towards ourselves. Sometimes we need to care for ourselves as if that suffering is our own child. Why not show compassion, Kindness, and sympathy toward our own being, even as we openly fully to our pain? To treat ourselves with as muchContinue reading “Reflections of Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog: Self Compassion and Pain”
Passage of the Day: Symptoms and Mindfulness
“When you look into a symptom with the full power of mindfulness, whether it is muscle tension, a rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, fever or pain it gives you much more of a chance to remember to honour your body and listen to the messages it is trying to give you. When we fail toContinue reading “Passage of the Day: Symptoms and Mindfulness”