In the Zone – February 12, 2010

“And again I paddled out and caught a wave. For a third time I hopped to my feet, swiveled my hips, and guided the

Frances Lefkowitz Surfing

board, so I was not walking on water, but gliding on it, dancing on it, as the wave crashed into the white foam behind me, propelling me into the glassy water ahead. This was infinity of the brightest kind, and I slipped into that ecstasy that comes with losing yourself completely, with touching the wet fire churning at the center of the world, with getting all the way inside life, no longer a witness but right at the crux, at the point of maximum propulsion. Finally the wave dropped me off at the beach, where I rammed my lovely Indian into the sand like an amateur and stumbled back onto land, my whole body grinning in elation and exhaustion.” – Frances Lefkowitz – from How to Have Not (MacAdam/Cage) -Book excerpt published in body + soul Magazine.

I read Lefkowitz’s words last night before heading to bed and was reminded of how wonderful it feels to be “in the zone.” Where none of the cares of the world are filling my mind…just the elation of being connected to a moment, an action…

We all crave at one point in time or another the days of youth where we were nearly always in the zone — whether we were climbing trees, playing cops & robbers or watching a favorite cartoon. Our focus was single and because of this we were ALIVE.

Today, I’d like to encourage you to find a fun activity to engage in that will enliven your spirit and take you into “the zone”…there you will find freedom and revitalization abound!

– Jen of Project BeBold!

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