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The Tennis Business Discussion Forum Archive

[tennisbiz] Re: The "No strategy"

From: David Breslow <>
Date: Mon 7 Oct 2002 13:10:21 EDT

I don't often respond to these "threads" but here is my response to the
awareness post. What are others responses?

Rick Johnson <> wrote:

> Difficulty only comes from not being aware. There is no difficulty in being
> aware.

I would humbly disagree with the second half of this statement. There are
many people who are not aware of the things that trigger them to feel and act
and are unaware of their own feelings at times. I certainly agree that
difficulty arises out of lack of awareness for without is impossible
to move forward to be different and allow your awareness to communicate and
be open.

> Being aware has nothing to do with immersing oneself in anything. Awareness
> is the choice to be awake, apart from the mental, emotional distractions.
Awarness IS the state of being awake and conscious. Awareness alone is not a
strategy or idea or thought, it's simply awareness. What one chooses after
awareness takes conscious awarness into conscious action and a conscious way
of being in the world. Many of us act "unconsciously", i.e. out of old tapes
and memory and other words...out of a LACK of PRESENT MOMENT

> Someone can choose to immerse themselves in something, but this is not being
> aware. Someone may choose to believe in a "Strategy," but this is not being
> aware.
> Being aware is the opposite of strategy.

Yes...awareness itself is not a strategy or the result of being immersed in
one. Awarness can lead to the use of a strategy or action. I don't think
being aware is the "opposite" of strategy...they're just different aspects.
One can be very aware and demonstrate a strategy as a result of his/her

> Aware, I let the "Strategy" "Thoughts" pass by UN believed, just like I let
> go of all the "Thoughts" which try and pull me from awareness.
When an athlete is in the "zone" state...this is essentially what is
happening. A heightened level of conscious awareness leads to automatic and
smooth action. External distractions or internal distractions are easily
moved through to stay in present moment awareness and the heightened level of
internal communication that takes place within that state of being leads to
smooth and automatic right action to take place. It's not important (to me,
anyway) whether that action is termed a strategy or not. It's an action made
out of present moment awareness and consciousness...

All The Best To The Group,

David Breslow
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Received on Mon Oct 07 2002 - 17:54:41 CDT

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