If Socrates was a golfer, I imagine that he might have some comments and questions:
- Have you hit any solid golf shots in your golfing past?
- Did you enjoy the sensory feeling of that pure impact?
- Do you believe that the intelligence of your body can recall that sensory feeling of pure impact?
- Did you know that “muscle memory” does not break down or disappear?
- Are you mentally oriented in your golf game and golf swing, or are you bodily oriented? Which do you think might be more effective in performing a motor skill such as a golf swing?
- Do you believe that there is a connection between your intention and your bodily instincts?
- Do you allow mental interference to disrupt the connection of your intention and your bodily instincts?
- Do you think that your conscious mind can direct the motor movements of your body?
- From where is intention generated? Is it from a busy, analytical mind….or does it come from a calm, quiet and trusting mind?
- Is it possible for you to Trust Your Intention to allow your body to perform the motor movements necessary for an effective golf swing??
- Are you aware of the many other motor skills that your body/mind accomplishes automatically every day, every hour, and every minute of your life?!? How many of these activities do you consciously try to control and perform?
- Can you take the “risk” of trusting your body to fulfill your intention of performing an effective and flowing golf swing?!? Is there a downside to taking this “risk?!?”
- Do you think it’s possible to play golf with a sense of freedom?
Freedom……comes from an absence of trying.
Freedom comes from a lack of mental interference.
Muscle memory does not disappear!!
Well, thanks Soc. I’ll take your comments and questions into consideration. I may need to read them more than once to fully understand the true impact of the simplicity of your words!