Discovered something useful tonight about vortex.. happiness..flow state..and the fragile and sensitive nature of it
I often go to play snooker (a billiards game) at the local pool hall. It’s a bigger table.. harder to play.. and requires more concentration. I get immense joy playing and competing, when I’m playing well. Its as close to meditation and flow state as I know (next to graphic/web design, my other happy place)…
I’m fully aware how to get into flow state in snooker and I know under what conditions I probably won’t as well (lots of distraction.. noise.. people). I played someone tonight who “turned me off” by his style.. mannerisms.. edicate…table manners. At first, I blamed him for my poor result. But then I realized he is trying to find his vortex/source/flow state as well..
I tried extra hard to lead by example… hoping it would have an effect on him. It didn’t.
But then I remember Hicks said something crucially important in regards to finding vortex: “OTHERS don’t need to do anything to help you.. you get to choose.. “.
During a break.. I went back inside looking for joy.. I tried to remember what about the game makes me truly happy and I stayed there in my mind.. and the result was wonderful.. I played well enough to win, not my best, but I enjoyed it because I found flow.. I stopped worrying about winning or losing.. but I won anyways.
I left the night feeling successful cause I found access to vortex even when the world around me was chaotic and full of interruption..I didn’t play to the standard I’m capable of.. but I left the place with a smile in my heart..
LESSON: The tiniest things can throw you off.. when you take your eyes of vortex/source for even a few minutes… Especially in activities where you think source doesn’t matter.. it always does.. always.. The experience tonight reminds me of the poem, “IF” by Rudyard Kipling (http://mayur.ca/if-by-rudyard-kipling/)
I think I need to pursue meditation…I heard it helps you stay inside throughout the day
Original post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AbrahamHicksVortexGroupOfLOVE/permalink/1312412598885203/
A more in-depth discussion for Billiards players and sports enthusiasts: http://snookerdelight.com/snooker-articles/flow-state-meditation-and-the-chaotic-billiard-room
The last few months..my journey.. maybe it helps you
Step 1: Get to the point where you DO NOT care what ANYONE thinks..like anyone.. like i mean.. anyone at all.. ever.. get to that point..
Step 2: Get to the realization that NOTHING in your current environment matters.. not TRUMP.. not the economy.. not your current job.. not your mother or father or wife or husband.. THEY can never live in your shoes.. they don’t read your heart like you do.. NEVER EVER ever.. Your current situation doesn’t have to dictate the future..
Step 3: Realize you can’t change anyone.. if source can’t make them see.. what makes you think you can? That was a big moment for me…Really get this one and a huge weight will be lifted off.. you will suddenly realize only one light source can be changed.. yours.. your fire can be stoked… if some others catch notice.. great.. but who cares if they do or don’t.. thats just bonus points..their time will come when they are ready for it.. just not now..move along
Step 4: Relax.. its all in your control.. meditate and focus on what you want.. just dream.. think.. smile.. laugh.. let all the pain go.. no barriers.. no limits.. think big.. dream it.. see it… kill the little voices of doubt that want to creep in.. Get to the point where you are saying.. “Hmmm.. you know I think I could.. hmmm.” ponder it.. and DON”T LET GO of it.. whatever it takes.. people will try .. your own mind might step in.. but hold fast to the little heart warming dreams..
Things will happen that will astound you
(See part 2 of this journey.. what the effects of the journey have been so far for me…http://mayur.ca/when-you-get-into-alignment-with-life/)
Go to Facebook for other discussion about this..https://www.facebook.com/groups/AbrahamHicksVortexGroupOfLOVE/permalink/1309172435875886/
Doers will do. Thinkers will think. Dreamers will dream. Talkers will talk. Cryers will cry. Laughers will laugh. Learners will learn. Listeners will listen. Prayers will pray. Lovers will love. Ponderers will ponder. Watchers will watch.
And there isn’t much you can do about it. And why even try? Let them do what they like and love them anyways. Pick your own path and enjoy the journey.