for us to
get out of
our own way.
(david WELLENS, WAY at Spiritual Networks)
I have been playing golf on and off, and I learned it late in life. Needless to say, I am not very good at it, but determined as I tend to be, continued hacking without much technique. I am taking lessons during my vacation these days and the coach spends all of his effort to undue all the bad habits I self-taught myself.
In the first lesson I was told that the right hand on the club just rests there without exerting any pressure. In the second lesson I was reminded to assume a relaxed pose rather than flexing my muscles. In the third lesson I realized that the swing comes from the hip, the arms just follow through.
Amazingly, without doing anything really, the balls flies higher, has more distance and is straight. As I saw the magic of the effortless swing unfolding I thought to myself, it is just like a spiritual path: when you get your self out of the way, the WAY appears.