TAKE IT TO THE COURT
Yesterday I wanted to do something physical and decided to go play some basketball.
As much as i like it I haven’t played much in my life.
As I was getting used to the weight of the balI I started shooting hoops. Shoot, miss. Shoot, miss. Shoot, miss.
Again: Try, fail, try, fail, try, fail.
Wow, this is harder than I realized!
The ball can go inside the basket and still pop back out. So many ways to NOT go in and only a few ways to go in.
So I decided to bring greater focus and intention and bring in the energy mastery skills.
I went to the free-throw line. Held the ball in my hands a while and shaped myself into the ideal shooting form.
I noticed the tendency to shoot from the mind…and waited for the genuine connective impulse.
There goes one, but I missed it. There’s another one…but I missed it. Impulse, shoot, score!
As I released each throw I could instantly feel whether it would sink in or not. It’s on or not from the beginning, internally, and the results always reflect that.
I started playing with the energy of the basket…tuning into it as a sexual experience. Just like before highly charged sex, there’s no chance of ‘missing’. The ball is my tool.
While in that energy, instantly felt a shift. The impulse stayed ON this time. I allowed the ‘feeling’ of the basket to expand, to circle around me as if I was already inside the basket before I even throw.
Shoot, score. Shoot, score. Shoot, score.
With a slight energetic tune-up, it was simple to master the task, regardless of practice.
From 0% to 100% in a matter of 5 minutes.
So I next challenged myself shooting from half-court. This one is harder because it requires more mechanics – a jump must accompany the throw. I master that one next time.