Momentum & Peak Performance
One of the primary objectives of meditation is to quiet the mind. As we sit quietly and still, we attempt to follow a final thought to its end. Then allow our focus to rest – right there – on that endpoint. With practice, we can maintain a relatively quiet mind for more extended periods.
Imagine a burning candle. Now see yourself blowing out the flame. Watch the smoke that streams upwards. Focus on it to its end. Then allow your attention to rest – right there – as long as possible, until you notice a second thought beginning to mingle precisely where the previous one was.
Calm your mind and prepare for an optimal state for performance; neither aggressive nor passive (neither pushy or avoidant); not meek or arrogant. Stress cools down and contracts our comfort zone, restricting our range of proficient behaviors. Meditation usually warms up our comfort zone. As it relaxes, it expands. As a pleasant result, we have optimized our ability to do more of what works.