Just play golf, create conditions for peak performance, and be happy!! The hole in one is just around the corner! Csikszentmihalyi offers,
What I discovered was that happiness is not something that happens. It is not the result of good fortune or random chance. It is not something that money can buy or power command. It does not depend on outside events, but, rather, on how we interpret them. Happiness, in fact, is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated, and defended privately by each person. People who learn to control inner experience will be able to determine the quality of their lives, which is as close as any of us can come to being happy…It is by being fully involved with every detail of our lives, whether good or bad, that we find happiness, not by trying to look for it directly…So how can we reach this elusive goal that cannot be attained by a direct route? My studies of the past have convinced me that there is a way. It is a circuitous path that begins with achieving control over the contents of our consciousness.
Stop what you are doing. Breathe deep a few times. Just sit, be, witness your expression of culture, touch the evolutionary impulse, become, and feel the inspiration for improvement and perfectionism. What should the diet be? Choose a plateful of conditions for peak performance to manifest a BIG YES! Simply create conditions for the authentic self, and the authentic self of others, to show up with the best of the best for golfun, helping others, and evolution of the universe. Happiness will be there! Some golf and life tenets that deserve a try:
-Good listener. Listen first to be understood.
-Silence works wonders.
-Celebrate “big yesses!”
-Put the self aside; get out of your own way.
-Sit in the flames of inner conscious and unconscious turmoil with patience and compassion.
-Be the evolutionary impulse.
-Love diversity of words, minds, and bodies.
-Community of authentic oneness is energizing and manifests change and evolution.
-Investigate and dig deep.
-Trust, trust, trust.
-Truth, truth, truth.
-Stop what you are doing, breathe, be, and become.
-Model the way, cultivate the best human qualities.
-Practice relaxed focus.
-Be the nondual orchestra, say “yes” together, create pure positivity together.
-Taste the vibrations of the togetherness opportunities and creations.
Golf is simple; and difficult to figure out and play. Have joy golfun and on every shot being with the evolutionary impulse to manifest oneness with body, mind, club, ball, and target, just peak performance.