Thursday, May 05, 2011

Be the Ball

"Just be the ball, be the ball, be the ball" - Good advice from a classic movie.  If you want to hit that ball, visualize yourself as that ball.  Where do you want to the ball to go?  How far would you like it to fly?  Which direction should it head when the course turns up ahead?  You can't just swing wildly and hope for magic to happen.  You have to have a plan for the ball. You have to get into the core of the ball, the "mind" of the ball, and become one with the ball.

Sometimes we call that focus.  Sometimes it feels more like pretending.  Sometimes we are just "acting as if" we are the ball in hopes that we will learn to really feel like we are the ball and maybe we can figure out how to get that ball through the rough?

Sometimes the hardest part in being the ball is remembering where the heck we are trying to get that darn ball.  Other times, it is remembering that there even is a ball.  Sometimes we are certainly not at all "on the ball."  Our focuses wavers.  

Being one with the ball is not a state of constancy.  It is a narrowing of our focus, our focus that is easily distracted and widened and scattered.  

Being the ball.  Being the change we want to see.  Being the selves that we want to be.  It is a reminder.  A mantra.  A way to remind ourselves how to fly.

Be the Ball.  "Just be the ball, be the ball, be the ball"

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