Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A little workout

A little workout fills my soul. Tennis lessons started this evening. I feel so much better for having batted around a ball for an hour. This is about as good as meditation gets. No need to focus on breathing, or calming the "monkey mind". Oh, hell no. Concentrate on getting that fuzzy yellow speeding ball back over the net.

For clarity and focus, there is no zen master that can clear one's mind as fast as a speeding yellow ball coming right at you. There is no mantra that would dare to compete with the focus necessary to smack that speeding ball back over the net. Everything else in the day falls away without willing it away. I should have been a professional athlete so I can live on the spiritual plane of non-thought. If I could just get the ball over the net I may just reconsider that.

8 comments:

  1. Kelly makes me play her with those GD pink tennis balls...

    I smack the absolute crap out of them.

    Love,
    Bobby

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  2. So true! Any kind of exercise I find puts me in that zone of 'non-thought'. It's the best way to relieve stress and clear the mind..good luck with getting the ball over the net!

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  3. We know very well that the little workout fills my soul. Tennis lessons started this evening. I feel so much better for having batted around a ball for an hour. And also I should have been a professional athlete.

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  4. A grip is how you hold the tennis racket in your hand. For any shot in tennis there are a number of grips you can use.

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  5. This is about meditation blog.

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  6. A regular little workout makes you healthy.Keep it up.

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  7. Concentrate on getting that fuzzy yellow speeding ball back over the net.

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  8. The pink tennis balls fijufic speaks of are still unopened in my closet. I would have loved to play.

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