Fight extreme believes about yourself with an opposite believe. Fight fire with water, anger with love, I can't with, I can.
Have a BEGINNER’S MIND
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.
Z tym jednym problemów mieć nie powinnam.
Go to what inspires you, then set the realistic goals that will get you there one step at a time. We already have the skills we need to go to the next step. Manageable steps, one step at a time, first things first, is “the way” to a goal. The process its self is its own reward.
You can not live in any moment but the present. Regrets of the past are present impressions happening now. Expectation or anxieties about the future have no reality except in your mind, in this moment. Past and future are happening now as you create them.
Everything that is happening in this moment is a result of the choices you’ve made in the past. These choices might have been made consciously (as in training), unconsciously or reactively. There still choices that create a moment.
Stimulus---(Freedom of Choice)---Response
When you realize you have the power to say no, only then can you have the power to say yes.
Know that you do not have to do a "thing". Only then can you choose to make a commitment to do the "thing".
Intention & Desire
Intention is a vow, what one purpose, to accomplish or attain. Intention is desire without attachment to the outcome. The quality of intention (the plan), on the object (the goal) of attention (the focus), creates the exclusion of imaginary obstacles to the goal.
QUALITY OF ATTENTION TO AN INTENTION;
Acting as if you can achieve is not fooling yourself, it’s directing yourself.
When you believe you can, you will want to do the things that will take you to your dreams.
Hold your thoughts to the present. Action that comes from this attitude will be appropriate. Focus your thoughts and your actions on one small part of the present and you will create personal power. Wandering mentally from the now of the moment is a distraction and will slow your skill development. Focus in the now: in training and in competition. In training, feel yourself execute a skill, or action, in your mind and body through imagery. Then do the skill, letting it unfold naturally-thought free. In training exercises and competition, allow yourself to execute your own moves and to react to the moves of others without evaluation. Just let it go and see what happens. Go by feel. Go by instinct. Free yourself to flow naturally.
Security and certainty is a rigid attachment to the known. However, the known is nothing other than the shackles of past conditioning.
Expectation is the anticipation of the future and attachment to desire. Anticipation of an event is a manifestation of a desire for security and certainty which is an illusion that keeps you within a comfort zone. (Preference is a choice in the now)
Being centered means having the ability to recover one's balance, even in the midst of action. A centered person is not subject to passing whims or sudden excitements.
Centered fencers do not measure identity and self-worth by the result, score, or rating, of a performance. They see victory and defeat as just another component of playing the game: one that will provide inner guidance for future experiences in all of sport and life. Put forth effort and evaluate the outcome. Accepting your human shortcomings is part of being centered. Enjoy the game as a process of learning, growing and mastering “the way” of the practice.
Excess and extremes lead to injury, burnout, and fatigue. Excessiveness in areas of the physical, spiritual, psychological, and social will cost you personal destruction. Moderation enables you to create balance.
What is out of balance in your fencing practice may feel normal. To find center and balance, over correct, then adjust your corrections.
Your fencing practice becomes very difficult if you lose the spirit of repetition (creation of a Demon). You don't have to concern yourself with progress or getting anything out of your practice (postpone your gratification). Progress comes very slowly, a little at a time. (o tak... ;]) You might make mistakes when practicing. Don't think about it just keep practicing.
When you feel your practice isn't good, you may become discouraged (I can't do this, I am just fooling myself). That's okay. Discouragement is showing that you have an attachment to the outcome of the practice. Just keep practicing. Don't concern yourself with the outcome. Discouragement will fade away.
=> Calling something forth from yourself that ought to happen independently of you is missing the point. As long as you call forth, your movement well not happen in the right way. Fencing is aimless. The touch is purposeless and the more you try to learn how to make the moves for the sake of touching the target, the less you will succeed.
=> Fencing is a natural process within the convention of the tournament rules. The fencer is aware of the rules and is part of the games convention. The fencer knows the principles that govern the game and is aware that rulings by officials can be within the realm of the unknown. The only certainty for the fencer is the uncertainty and doubt of the outcome. Detachment to the outcome and volunteering ones fencing to the assault is the mastering "the way" of good fencing and game to play. When you know that doubt is the way of this moment and you accept the moment as it is because, it is as it should be. The fencer having accepted this circumstance, these doubts as part of the game, has no ego-consciousness that can keep her from, inspirational play.
=> The competitive fencers uses there “outer conscious” in the planning of tactics and strategies for the tournament. Outer conscious is manifested through the facts and events of the tournament, some of with are out of the competitors control. At the moment of the assaults, the fencer transcends fencing techniques and strategies, so that the fencing grows out of the unconscious the “inner conscious”. In such cases, you cease to be your own conscious master but become an instrument in the hands of the unknown.. The unknown has no ego-consciousness and consequently no attachment to the known. Relinquish your attachment to the known, step in to the unknown and you will step into the field of all possibilities.
The fencers ideas
No matter how worthy and desirable in itself, can become a disease when the mind is obsessed with it. To do the fencing, the ego-centered obsession that the fencer must get rid of are;
1. the desire for victory,
2. the desire to resort to technical cunning,
3. the desire to display all that she has learned,
4. the desire to intimidate the opponent,
5, the desire to play a passive role, and
6, the obsession to get rid of whatever obsessions he is likely to be infected with.
(C) Coach Gerry-Duran