Monday, March 15, 2010
Magic and Zen
There is a lot of power available to you when you access the alpha state, or right brain. This is the state athletes refer to as 'the zone.' The zen disciplines of doing a task over and over until you reach a spiritual level with it is meant to invoke this state. Finding ways to be super relaxed, such as listening to music from the 1600's and 1700's can also help. When you become centered, relaxed, in the zone your breathing, brain waves and other movements will not interfere with each other, but will all work together to help you focus and succeed at what you are doing. When people say "haste makes waste' they are referring to the way a person who lacks this Zen sensibility will move too fast for the task and will spill or break things. In the alpha state you have all the time in the world that you need, even if it is only a minute or two of clock time. Due time is different from clock time. Due time is when things are ripe to happen, when everything has fallen into place. If you are gaining a skill that skill will be yours in due time. The kingdom will be established in due time. Taking the time needed is not a bit like procrastination. Procrastination is refusing to get involved. However, at times what seems like procrastination is allowing time for the mind to accept the task at hand and develop strategies for getting involved in it. When you are 'in the zone' with any learning or task, there is a deep involvement that will bring about a positive result, in due time. Let your willingness to become deeply and totally involved in a task or learning be the spark of magic that takes you to a higher ability.