Zen & Getting Into the Zone

Venue: Where\'s My Zen

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 27, 2011 End Date/Time: Aug 27, 2011
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I was in Jamba Juice the other day and picked up a copy of Competitor magazine. On page 32 there’s an article called “Run Unconscious.” In it, the author writes about how the less you think when running, the better your stride will become. So, I’m thinking, “this is exactly what I have written about in Paradox 5, Perform. Do. But Never Think.” It’s a great article with some good studies on how we can perform better when we let go and trust the mind and body to perform as they know how.
You will be more efficient and run more economically. That is how elite athletes enter the Zone. And when you apply this principle to your life, it can produce peak performance, happiness, and enlightenment in many areas. It’s all about getting out of the I, Me, Mine complex which actually holds you back.
Below is an excerpt (page 331) from my book, The Ten Paradoxes on the Fifth Paradox:
Perform. Do. But Never Think…

Paradox 1 teaches about “no try,” also known as non-action or action without intention. If one over-thinks while performing an action, he might miss the moment conducive to optimal results. Much cognitive science research over the last two decades suggests that performance increases when you think less. In the book Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind, psychologist Guy Claxton demonstrates that over-thinking hurts theperformance of daily tasks, especially under pressure:

“People working under pressure, whether environmental or psychological, tend to select out and focus on those aspects of the situation as a whole which they judge to be the crucial ones. And this judgment must to a certain extent, as Freud realized, be a prejudgment. You make an intuitive decision about what is going to be worth paying attention to. If this ‘attention gamble’ is correct, people may learn the task, or figure out a solution, quicker, but at the expense of a broader overview. They see in terms of what they expect to see.” (Claxton, 2000)

To learn the technique attend this workshop, you will be glad you did!