Mental training – The core

Our second OnePageBook™ cuts straight to the core of mental training:
The art of being present.

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Dropping the long explanations and anecdotes. Cutting through the bull. You get the method straight – in a just a few minutes.

This book covers the mental training that helped Tiril Eckhoff become the World Champion in Biathlon last month. Take a close look at Tiril when she hits all five targets in her last shooting – her presence and focus is remarkable. This is the run where she took home the gold medal:

The training described in this book will benefit anyone. It is a simpler and more agile way of training to be mentally present than you will find anywhere else. This will help you focus. This will relieve stress. It will help you get down to the very basic: You… here and now.

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41 thoughts on “Mental training – The core

  1. These one page books are a good idea. Something I can keep on my phone and re-read when I have a spare five minutes 🙂

    1. Very funny!

      I predict that when you become a Buddha, you will give new meaning to the concept of a Laughing Buddha. 😀

  2. Geir and Brendan, this is actually a really good little book. You’ve succinctly expressed what is probably the most valuable piece of knowledge and know-how that exists – how to be in the “here and now.” What a great contribution to the planet. I hope it goes “viral” (so to speak). 🙂

    Actually, I liked your description of this ability even better where you wrote “Just be” without including “where” to be. I don’t know if OT-TR0 has been viewed as that by anybody else, but I myself have thought it should be described as “Just be” rather than “Be THERE.”

    And I wonder if any of your students have had a spiritual awakening by practicing what you call the “core of MENTAL training.” 😉

    1. Geir and Brendan, this is actually a really good little book. You’ve succinctly expressed what is probably the most valuable piece of knowledge and know-how that exists – how to be in the “here and now.” What a great contribution to the planet. I hope it goes “viral” (so to speak). 🙂

      ——————-

      I think most people are in the “here and now”,

      unless one has been educated to not be in the “here and now” and thus require a solution, by somebody.

      Tesla owner seems to be the opposite.

      https://www.teslamotors.com/

      1. The Tesla owner is a good analogy to the way many people are much of the time. They have a mental machine operating on automatic while they themselves are elsewhere instead of being there. That is, being “here” and “now.”

        I think you should read the book. 😉

        1. How do you know this:

          ” They have a mental machine operating on automatic while they themselves are elsewhere instead of being there.”

          The Tesla owner is looking to the future, with new ideas, and not mental machine operating on automatic.

          Chris, don’t get auto pilot confused, if I’m thinking correctly or lack of clarity in communication.

          1. “Chris, don’t get auto pilot confused, if I’m thinking correctly or lack of clarity in communication.”

            Hi singanddanceall, I think the drift of Marildi’s and my comments are that Marildi doesn’t identify with being a body and I have begun to. Yet when push comes to shove and if an outsider were to observe how this difference of opinion translates into real world action, I think you would not see a difference between us. Thus, we both love our families and friends. We both follow the law. We both value the tangible and less tangible comforts of life and wish to provide them for others. Neither of us have any important immorality plaguing our lives and neither of us believe in an Abrahamic God. Both of us suspect and believe in the presence of a background source-field (she, theta; – me, Higgs aether, or I don’t know) from which the material universe of spacetime condenses. There now I have spoken for us both, but she may want to correct me.

            1. Nicely said, Chris. I would just add that the Higgs aether probably IS theta, as part of its infinite manifestations. The analogy has been made that the physical universe in all its diversity is like the waves of an ocean – where the entire ocean is consciousness/awareness (theta). We can’t really say these are two different things. It’s a non-dual universe. 😉

            2. “The analogy has been made that the physical universe in all its diversity is like the waves of an ocean – where the entire ocean is consciousness/awareness (theta).”

              This is the reason I object to using modifiers like “just” as in just MEST.” Also in disparaging comments about intelligence of “only animals” when it is patently obvious to me that interactive intelligence exists in something like a 4D (volume+time) spectrum of manifestations. You and I, together.

            3. “fine, I’ll slowly back out now and not post here anymore.”

              I don’t understand. Why are you leaving? I enjoyed your other comments and am preparing to respond to you more fully. Hang out with us.

            4. “There is a literally device known as the sublime, not known by many, and it appears to me you folks have fallen for it.”

              Thanks for the headsup. By fallen for it, do you mean this in a positive way?

          2. Hi, singanddanceall,

            Where I said, ”They have a mental machine operating on automatic while they themselves are elsewhere instead of being there,” I was referring to people when their minds are on other things than what is going on around them in present time. I’m not sure if you got that.

      2. There are many examples of Ai all around us such as that Tesla Autopilot Ad.

        Because the Tesla owner/driver’s car is on autopilot, that only means he isn’t driving the car but he is surely doing something else. A person must practice placing their attention in order to do it with clarity and without preoccupation. The term “here and now” is only one subset of placing that attention. The car is run by a program which is placing its attention and making decisions as well.

  3. Geir – Your second book that is short and sweet and communicates the essence so well. Thanks to both of you for this.

    Ah, the here and now. I always loved this little bit from this movie:

        1. Hi Rafa, The very human inclination to separate the continuum of time into a past, a present, and a future is useful when dialing in one’s focus to perform a task. Important.

          But making broad pronouncements as to which moment in this river is “most” important is a tractionless effort.

        2. Time is an infinite expanse which is enormously large and infinitesimally small. We live always in the starshine of one star’s past and another star’s future. “The present” is a human abstraction which is relevant in a clearly defined context and that is all. No one lives in the present, no one that we know anyway.

          :). Chris

            1. “Sorry Chris, when I see an apple, I see an apple( Not an elongated version of it ).”

              Then if you can understand that apple is your context and yours alone and that it occurs for the briefest of moments for you, that you are occurring for the briefest of moments, then you are getting my idea.

            2. Sorry Chris, when I see an apple, I see an apple( Not an elongated version of it ).

              Practice seeing it small and green and then as a bud and as a flower on a tree and the tree as a small sprout, then practice seeing the beautiful red apple as it shrinks and turns brown. All these states exist. Focus and bring your attention to bear on a moment and then watch like the river flowing past how it changes and changes. We can pretend to live in the present but the present, future, and past is everywhere.

            3. Chris: ” We can pretend to live in the present but the present, future, and past is everywhere.”

              Rafa says: but only in the moment considered present you have the potential to have free will.

            4. “Rafa says: but only in the moment considered present you have the potential to have free will”

              Yes, you may be right about that, and what I like about the statement of it is the expansive avenues of counterintuitive thinking that this opens. For instance, when we practice meditating on the possibly inseparability of spacetime it helps modify our concept of human abstractions like past, present, and future. Example: How does a human mind conceive of the halting of time to the dynamic of a photon?

            5. Halting of time ?, who could like such state. I am more interested in Quantum entanglement and antimatter phenomena. Why, because there is, as you say, a counterintuitive knowledge that leads to new frontiers.

      1. Chris – why consider that this moment is what matters as a “conditioned idea.” In the context we live in the present moment. What we experience, or some could consider we have the potential of control and free will of, is the exact present moment. I do not feel this is conditioned but it is the fact. We view life, live life and think about about life in moment of present time consciousness.

        The future is what we want to happen or occur and is our dream; but it is not here, and thus not what moment we are experiencing. In my opinion this is all that maters as this is the viewpoint we are looking at life and thus the importance as to a point of reference.

        Does this point of view have to be “conditioned” or could it simply be the point of view that one may “experience.”

        1. “The future is what we want to happen or occur and is our dream; . . . ”

          As you write, “the future is our dream” and therefore it has been dreamed in the past. I think of the present as the cutting edge of existence. It is the leading edge of the algorithm which iterates. And so we press on into(?) the future which has already been preordained. (Please watch this wheat growing to see how I conceptualize this.) In this video we see the iteration of biology which is occurring fast enough so that we can see it. The wheat lives in the present and also in its past. Its future is preordained by the combination of iterative algorithms which are inputted by both the wheat’s internal instructions and the wheat’s environment. I’m trying to demonstrate this concept with a simple example for which the results can be obviously observed.

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