|'forbillede' og akvarel|
In every human endeavor there are two arenas of engagement: the outer and the inner. The outer game is played on an external arena to overcome external obstacles to reach an external goal. The inner game takes place within the mind of the player and is played against such obstacles as fear, self-doubt, lapses in focus, and limiting concepts or assumptions. The inner game is played to overcome the self-imposed obstacles that prevent an individual or team from accessing their full potential.
Unknowingly, humans don’t realize that their minds work in two ways. As you try to concentrate and listen to yourself; you’ll hear two voices constantly. The first voice commands and criticizes while the second voice is the silent doer. We call these two voices as Self 1 and Self 2 as the loud and the silent voices respectively.These two voices normally don’t agree with each other. Self 1 commands Self 2 of the things to do. Self 1 has the knowledge of what tennis is all about. It is the one that knows when to bend your knees, when to extend your arm, when to hit the ball and so on. Self 2 on the other hand, is the one that does the job (your physical body).Trust the physical capabilities of your body.To trust your body is the first principle of the inner game of tennis. Tennis is a complicated sport and the human body (Self 2) is amazingly designed to adapt and even in the absence of our mind’s interference. Without the interference of Self 1, Self 2 can faultlessly execute any tennis technique that is even hard to grasp by the human mind. That’s because what Self 2 can do without the meddling of Self 1 is far from normal expectations.The first skill a tennis player should have to be able to play the inner game of tennis is for him to trust his body and let it perform. The tennis player should slowly but surely trust the inherent physical capacity of his body to acquire skills and perform them. This skill is not easy to attain but an early start can make a big difference.Key to the Inner Game of Tennis: Silence your mind
Since drawing as percieved form is largely an R-mode, it helps to reduce L-mode interference as much as possible. The problem is that the lefte brain is dominant and speedy and is very prune to rush in with words and symbols, even taking over jobs which it is not good at.
Men det var også i anden omgang overhovedet svært at komme i R-mode flow på Kreta fordi, tror jeg, at der var gået for meget bekymring og ambition projektet - som jeg meget planlagt havde sat ord på og besluttet skulle være en "akvarel-ferie".
Samtidig med sproget og den lineære tænkning er også forsvundet erindringer og forestillingen om processer i tidsforløb:The two cebrel hemispheres og my brian had worked meticulously well together for my entire life, as they enabeld me to function in the world. But now, because of the normal differences and asymemetry of function between my right and left hemispheres, i felt disjoined from the linguistic and calculating skills of my left brain. Where were my numbers? Where was my language... what had becom of the brain chatter, which was now replaced by af pervasiv and enticing innner peace.
And here, deep within the absence of earthly temporality, the boundaries of my earthly body dissolved and I melted into the universe.As the hemorrhaging blood interrupted the normal functioning of my left mind, my perception was released from its attachment to categorization and detail. As the dominating fibres of my left hemisphere shut down, the no longer inhibited my right hemisphere, and my perception was free to shift such that my consciousness could embody the tranquility of my right mind. Swathed in an enfolding sense of liberation and transformation, the essence of my consciousness shifted into a state that felt amazingly similar to my experience in Thetaville. I am no authority, but I think the Buddhists would say I entered the mode of existence they call Nirvarna.