“See if you can give more attention to an action, rather than the result that you want to achieve t through it. Give your fullest attention to whatever the moment presents. This implies that you also completely accept what is, because you cannot give your full attention to something and at the same time resist it.” Eckhart Tolle
I notice that when I surrender to the action, what I’m doing without checking to see how I’m doing, or anticipating getting to the fruit of the action, but just staying with the action, like this writing, there is a sense of being liberated from the constraints of time. A flow is release that doesn’t’ stutter. This the art of controlled spontaneity. The situation is the control, but within that control you release your spontaneity. In sports the masters achieve this Zen where within the rules of the game they are complete free and all superfluous actions are eliminated. Not even a thought interrupts the flow of action that is the game.
Imagine the art of mastership golf where the whole world is watching in expectation for your put, and you are just doing the shot, just this candle without a flicker.