The Joy Of Living In The Zone
What do people want most in the world? What is the most
sought-after goal? From the moment we awaken to the moment
we close our eyes at night, what is it we seek every minute
of the day?
We want to feel good. The primary motivation behind every
action we take is the desire to feel happy. Even when we're
focused on moving away from pain, we are, in effect, moving
toward feeling good-physically, emotionally and spiritually.
What Do They Get from Opera?
As a kid, I often asked myself, "Why do people engage in
life-endangering activities like sky-diving, car racing and
mountain climbing?" And I wondered, "Why do people choose
dangerous jobs like being a firefighter, cop or ambulance
driver? I was also confounded by the large amounts of money
and time people spend going to the opera, rock concerts and
sports events. The budding journalist in me asked, "What do
all these activities have in common? What's the compelling
force driving people to invest most of their precious free
time, or whole lives, in these pursuits? What, in heaven's
name, are people looking for?"
A Rush Is a Rush Is a Rush!
At one point in my teens, I saw the light. It's so obvious
really. We want to feel! We want to feel something.
On some level we all know that life is about feeling. If we
don't feel life we miss life. And, of course, the most popular
choice is to feel good. Whatever way we choose to get ourselves
to feel the end goal is the same: to experience the good side
of life-as fully and powerfully as possible! We want to feel
really alive and happy. Some people call it Joy. Some Pleasure.
Some Rush, Electricity, Juice, Fire or Passion!
The Pursuit of "The Zone"
If you listen to the language of the street throughout the
world you'll hear what's on the minds of most folks. There's
one prevailing theme running through most peoples' conversations.
They're talking about their desire to feel good. And they
want to find the quickest, easiest way to feel good. I call
this the pursuit of "The Zone." The Zone is the place of feeling
good. It goes by many names. On a roll. In the flow. In a
groove. Steamin' Jivin' Clickin' Rockin' or Cookin'. Many
different names, one essence, one feeling.
What is The Zone?
Being in The Zone is when everything goes right! You feel
great! You're on top of the world. Somehow you're magically
in the right place at the right time and everything is working
out just like you want. To be in the flow is to be dialed
into your natural state of clarity, presence and personal
power. It's being free of tension, worry and draining emotions.
It's living with a sense of ease, vitality and deep inner
The Zone is an altered state of consciousness-a state of perfect
focus, peace and high performance. When you're in The Zone
you are your true self. You regain your natural intuitive
ability to be where you need to be to get what you want. You
don't have to effort when you're on a roll. Everything just
seems to fall into place by itself. You feel expanded, bigger
than life. Often you revel in the exhilarating sensation of
being outside your body, controlling what's happening to you
from a broader point of view.
A Space of Magic and Marvels
In major Zone adventures, your consciousness moves outside
the limited physical universe. When this happens, you're no
longer bound by the physical laws of time and space. You can
stretch-and contract-time and space to your desire, just as
sports stars who make the impossible catch or dancers who
fly effortlessly across the stage. You seem to have all the
time you need to do what you need to do. Life is fun when
you're cookin'. You feel serenely emboldened. Life becomes
a game that you enjoy playing.
Jocks and Ballerinas Share a Secret
What do top professional athletes, dancers, salespeople
and detectives have in common? They have refined the pursuit
of The Zone down to an art! They all appreciate the value
of developing a reliable way to enter The Golden Magic Zone.
They know that finding a personal portal to The Flow is the
key to producing consistent peak performance.
A Wellspring of Creativity
In The Zone you achieve your goals quickly because you're
tapped into your natural spiritual power. You focus on a wish
and it manifests almost instantly. You do the right thing
immediately without second-guessing yourself. You generate
boundless energy for your job, relationships and creative
pursuits. You're able to relax whenever you want and simply
delight in the beauty and wonder of the Now Moment. Being
consistently in the groove, you miraculously transform your
life into a journey full of abundance and success.
A Mystical Place
In major Zone encounters, you tap into your innate telepathic
abilities. You communicate without words. You read other peoples'
intentions before they're expressed. You often know what your
partner is going to say before he or she utters a word. The
self-talk that is always critical is no longer there to diminish
you. You feel as if you can do anything-and you do. You're
in the present moment. Your mind is clear. You have a sense
of inner knowing that cannot be learned from a book, but is
only known by accessing it directly.
Your Natural State
Such spaces are often seen as mystical, religious states.
In reality, being in The Zone is just you being more you.
Being in the right place at the right time is your natural
state. Recognize, cultivate and relish the times when you
enter The Zone. The more consciously you acknowledge, appreciate
and savor the Flow, the more accustomed you become to your
natural state of feeling good! The more you vibrate with the
joy of aliveness, the more you will attract people and circumstances
that perpetuate your stay in The Zone!
(c) 2004, Keith Varnum. All rights in all media reserved.
Drawing from the wisdom of native cultures and ancient spiritual
traditions, Keith Varnum shares his practical approach to
healing and transformation as an author, life strategy coach,
acupuncturist, filmmaker, radio host, vision quest guide and
international seminar leader with his empowering "Dream Workshops"
and free, fun "Prosperity Ezine" at www.TheDream.com.
Keith Varnum shares his practical approach to transformation
as an author, life strategy coach, acupuncturist, filmmaker,
radio host, and seminar leader with his empowering "Dream
Workshops" and free, fun "Prosperity Ezine" at www.TheDream.com.
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