"Empty your mind as you step to the line" is an old adage regarding shooting free-throws in basketball. It flows from an older adage about archery in the Taoist canon: "The ability of the archer to hit the bullseye varies in inverse proportion to the size of the prize for doing so." Or, the shorter version of both: "No Thinking!" Allow your response to the situation to arise unbidden at the right time, in the right place, in the right way. Your body knows how to shoot free throws. Give your body the ball and get out of the way! No rehearsing. No contriving. No forcing. No striving. When the fish strikes, set the hook! When the door opens, walk through! "Eat when hungry, rest when tired." And, try this: Only do today the things you can do with all your heart. Let everything else wait until tomorrow (You may want to do this on a weekend).
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