REACHING YOUR PEAK – WHY TIME IN THE TUBE STANDS STILL

REACHING YOUR PEAK – WHY TIME IN THE TUBE STANDS STILL

By Richard Bennett – Surf Psychologist

OmPsychology.com

Have you ever had a brief and spontaneous experience where the conventional parameters of space and time disappeared, where you simultaneously felt more helpless and more powerful than ever before, where you had a sense of limitless horizons opening up, where you felt immersed among intense feelings of wonder, ecstasy and awe? If you answered yes then it is likely you have had a Peak Experience. Peak Experiences can occur during almost any activity or situation and typically last for a few seconds to a few minutes. They are spontaneous by nature and in fact are unlikely to occur if anticipated or expected.

Peak Experiences transcend immediate, concrete events and the feelings generated are somewhat independent of the circumstances. We may have a Peak Experience while sitting at the top of a mountain watching a sunrise, bush-walking, carving six feet of powdered snow, dancing, playing music, or in the bedroom. The circumstances are endless.

In surfing, the coming together of wind and tide, the shape of the reef or sand-bank, the swell size and direction, and the surfer being in the right spot at the right time, and surfing well, are certainly conducive to the spontaneity required…

Click here for the rest of the article where Rich guides you through an imagery of a peak surfing experience and shares how you can create more peak experiences in surfing and in life…

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