posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 09:28 PM
a reply to: onequestion
What you experienced is the definition of being in the moment. Its thinking about nothing but the eternal now. It lasts a small amount of time for you
because like all, you are conditioned to live either in the future or the past. You tend to want to remember your training (the past) or attempting to
anticipate your opponents future action (living in future). Being in the moment is reading and reacting. However that requires a type of focus that
takes time, repetition and tenacious determination to acquire. You dip into it when you 'forget' to think and for a moment you just are, you just be.
Your open to the moment and it rewards you with clarity and reactionary intuition.
Being in that state is called many things including hyperfocus, being in the moment, clear mind, thinking with your third eye, being hot or on fire.
In the zone or most famously being Zen. They all require that instead of remembering or anticipating, that you simply be in the moment and let the
thought arrive naturally.
Michael Jordan was frequently in the zone because he learned meditation and zen teachings from Phil Jackson and his meditation staff. He learned to
let the game 'come to him' and to avoid forcing things. In basketball understanding the flow is key. You must learn to read and react as opposed to
having a preconception and needing it to literally happen the way you mentally conceived it to be. It requires patience and discipline to learn how to
stop your mind from over thinking and building up false expectations.
If you dont trust the moment, if you doubt being in the moment, it takes you out because once again you start living in your head, instead of paying
attention to the true reality of Now.
edit on 24-9-2015 by ZealousZaniac because: (no reason given)