It comes as no great surprise that most have an incredible difficulty focusing the mind. A seemingly endless stream of thoughts and emotions, most of them repetitive and unproductive – andall of them surrounding stories of past or future – keeps us bouncing around internally much of the time.
In truth, learning to quiet the mind and make it work for us is one of the most important skills we can ever achieve. Whether in athletics or life, focusing in a calm, confident way becomes a learned practice and skill, not a special talent that naturally happens for a gifted few. Hence, the practice of meditation.
For those interested in learning to meditate and assimilate the practice into their sport
Join Tim N. Kremer, M.A., president and founder of Spirit of Golf and Peak Performance Mind Coach for Club Med Academies, for this special clinic in which athletes (along with family members and friends) will be introduced to meditation and learn how to access a calmer, more empowered and helpful state of mind. Tim has had a daily meditation practice for 25 years, and his practice is at the foundation of his creation of Spirit of Golf.
At the clinic, you will learn skills that will allow you to get better and better at detaching from any thought stream that distorts an inner sense of calmness and well-being. More specifically, you will learn to:
Access highly powerful mind spaces that allow you to transcend problems and access feelings of calmness and bliss.
Go beyond critical and judgmental thinking to a quiet and extremely powerful state of mind.
Create an internal space of allowing where there is no “pushing” or fighting against.
Suspend unhealthy and unproductive mind states that lead to cellular tension, resistance, and dis-ease.
To register for this event or for more information, contact Spirit of Golf at 772-879-1978. Payment is made prior to the clinic at the Active Golf Pro Shop.
More on meditation …
It is ironic that meditation requires no physical effort – it simply asks us to “be” – yet it is one of the most challenging and demanding practices we will ever undertake. To quiet the mind requires nothing short of a total commitment to a new way of living and being “present,” one moment at a time.
Through meditation we gain access to an unfathomable sense of internal well-being and deep inner peace. It is a practice that lets us transcend the static and restless chatter of “who we are not” in returning to the stability, enjoyment, and powerful essence that is at the core of who we ultimately are.
A successful meditation is a stopping of thought. A stopping of thought is a releasing of internal tension and resistance. A releasing of tension and resistance puts us back into the flow of the stream – the here and Now – that leads us in the direction of everything we want and desire.
In meditation we simply sit, lie down, or move in stillness (we can actually make a round of golf a walking meditation) by simply observing the breath. We gently say to the mind, “I know you have the ability to focus, so let’s just focus on this one thing – stillness – right now.”
It is then that we begin to access a powerful and extremely joyful stream of life-force energy – a field of infinite potentiality and possibility – that seamlessly filters into our games and every aspect of our lives.