The Joy of Living in the Zone
people want most in the world? What is the most sought-after goal? From
the moment we awaken to the moment we close our eyes at night, what is
it we seek every minute of the day?
to feel good. The primary motivation behind every action we take is the
desire to feel happy. Even when we’re focused on moving away from pain,
we are, in effect, moving toward feeling good—physically, emotionally
What Do They Get from Opera?
As a kid,
I often asked myself, “Why do people engage in life-endangering
activities like sky-diving, car racing and mountain climbing?” And I
wondered, “Why do people choose dangerous jobs like being a firefighter,
cop or ambulance driver? I was also confounded by the large amounts of
money and time people spend going to the opera, rock concerts and sports
events. The budding journalist in me asked, “What do all these
activities have in common? What’s the compelling force driving people to
invest most of their precious free time, or whole lives, in these
pursuits? What, in heaven’s name, are people looking for?”
A Rush Is a Rush Is a Rush!
point in my teens, I saw the light. It’s so obvious really. We want to
feel! We want to feel something.
level we all know that life is about feeling. If we don’t feel life we
miss life. And, of course, the most popular choice is to feel good.
Whatever way we choose to get ourselves to feel the end goal is the
same: to experience the good side of life—as fully and powerfully as
possible! We want to feel really alive and happy. Some people call it
Joy. Some Pleasure. Some Rush, Electricity, Juice, Fire or Passion!
The Pursuit of “The Zone”
listen to the language of the street throughout the world you’ll hear
what’s on the minds of most folks. There’s one prevailing theme running
through most peoples’ conversations. They’re talking about their desire
to feel good. And they want to find the quickest, easiest way to feel
good. I call this the pursuit of “The Zone.” The Zone is the place of
feeling good. It goes by many names. On a roll. In the flow. In a
groove. Steamin’ Jivin’ Clickin’ Rockin’ or Cookin’. Many different
names, one essence, one feeling.
What is The Zone?
The Zone is when everything goes right! You feel great! You’re on top of
the world. Somehow you’re magically in the right place at the right time
and everything is working out just like you want. To be in the flow is
to be dialed into your natural state of clarity, presence and personal
power. It's being free of tension, worry and draining emotions. It's
living with a sense of ease, vitality and deep inner calm.
is an altered state of consciousness—a state of perfect focus, peace and
high performance. When you're in The Zone you are your true self. You
regain your natural intuitive ability to be where you need to be to get
what you want. You don't have to effort when you're on a roll.
Everything just seems to fall into place by itself. You feel expanded,
bigger than life. Often you revel in the exhilarating sensation of being
outside your body, controlling what’s happening to you from a broader
point of view.
A Space of Magic and Marvels
Zone adventures, your consciousness moves outside the limited physical
universe. When this happens, you’re no longer bound by the physical laws
of time and space. You can stretch—and contract—time and space to your
desire, just as sports stars who make the impossible catch or dancers
who fly effortlessly across the stage. You seem to have all the time you
need to do what you need to do. Life is fun when you’re cookin’. You
feel serenely emboldened. Life becomes a game that you enjoy playing.
Jocks and Ballerinas Share a Secret
top professional athletes, dancers, salespeople and detectives have in
common? They have refined the pursuit of The Zone down to an art! They
all appreciate the value of developing a reliable way to enter The
Golden Magic Zone. They know that finding a personal portal to The Flow
is the key to producing consistent peak performance.
A Wellspring of Creativity
Zone you achieve your goals quickly because you’re tapped into your
natural spiritual power. You focus on a wish and it manifests almost
instantly. You do the right thing immediately without second-guessing
yourself. You generate boundless energy for your job, relationships and
creative pursuits. You’re able to relax whenever you want and simply
delight in the beauty and wonder of the Now Moment. Being consistently
in the groove, you miraculously transform your life into a journey full
of abundance and success.
A Mystical Place
Zone encounters, you tap into your innate telepathic abilities. You
communicate without words. You read other peoples’ intentions before
they’re expressed. You often know what your partner is going to say
before he or she utters a word. The self-talk that is always critical is
no longer there to diminish you. You feel as if you can do anything—and
you do. You're in the present moment. Your mind is clear. You have a
sense of inner knowing that cannot be learned from a book, but is only
known by accessing it directly.
Your Natural State
spaces are often seen as mystical, religious states. In reality, being
in The Zone is just you being more you. Being in the right place at the
right time is your natural state. Recognize, cultivate and relish the
times when you enter The Zone. The more consciously you acknowledge,
appreciate and savor the Flow, the more accustomed you become to your
natural state of feeling good! The more you vibrate with the joy of
aliveness, the more you will attract people and circumstances that
perpetuate your stay in The Zone!
Keith Varnum. All rights in all media reserved.
Drawing from the wisdom of native cultures and
ancient spiritual traditions, Keith Varnum shares his practical approach
to healing and transformation as an author, life strategy coach,
acupuncturist, filmmaker, radio host, vision quest guide and
international seminar leader with his empowering “Dream Workshops” and
free, fun “Prosperity Ezine” at www.TheDream.com.