My Dad was a carpenter, by trade–learned it from his father–and one of his favorite sayings was “the right tool for the right job.” When you need a screwdriver, don’t use a damn butter knife! I have since pleased and amazed my wife for getting all sorts of things fixed around the house with the […]
Golf can be part of a meditation practice. Here’s how.
Golfers don’t often think of golf as a meditation, but since it could lower one’s handicap and raise one’s consciousness, perhaps they should.
Until you consistently find that sweet spot on your clubs, you will never know the true enjoyment of golf. Here are some examples.
Jason Day said that on a TV commercial recently, and it’s good advice, whether you’re a tour pro or just an ordinary bloke battling a panic disorder. In psychology, it’s a form of treatment called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and essentially it says just that: move in the direction of what scares you not away […]
I know it’s not advisable, but I do tinker with my game during a round of golf. The reason for this is that, because I don’t play enough, I tend to revert to default swing positions after I clear my head of thoughts just before the swing begins. That’s often conditioned by the quality of […]
In response to a hi-stress job, I spent quite a bit of time at the range last year pounding balls in order to not only improve, but to lower my anxiety levels. And it worked, but with a price paid. After hitting many balls, my anxiety did lower, but I developed golfer’s elbow as a […]
The anatomy of a slump is not difficult to describe. Actually, I teeter on one now so I will attempt to pinpoint what it is that characterizes a slump and make some attempt to extricate oneself from a slump and into the green pastures of pride and accomplishment. The slump started several months ago after a particular […]
As we see from the playing of the British Open this week, golf requires sustained and all-encompasing concentration on every shot. This is a daunting task that most golfers often back down from. I remember during a three-month meditation retreat at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts years ago, I reached a point […]