Even if we are not hockey fans, at some time in our lives we have seen, heard or even gone to a game. If it wasn’t or isn’t hockey it could be some other sport, soccer, baseball, there are a lot of people who are enthusiastic fans.
In hockey, like in soccer, there is a goal keeper, or tender. obviously there are other positions, but it is the goal tenders that I seem to have a special interest in. they function differently than the other players, and their training and skills sets are honed in a different way. There powers of observations tend to include a lot of mental agility that they spend hours developing moves to instinctively kick in with what computes with their visual intake. I can watch a good goalie in action and be totally mesmerized by their performance. (soccer since this is what I have watched the most of)… now I have an interest in a Penguin player, Matthew Murray who has made 47 saves to lead the Penguins in a 3-2- victory against the Capitals, giving Pittsburgh a 2-1 series lead.
I know it takes a TEAM to win a game, not just one player, the spirit and the fabric of their cohesiveness is at the core of a TEAM’s overall performance. Whether it is Sidney Crosby (centerman) or Kris Letang (defenseman), Pat Hornqvist spoke after game 3, Murray has been interviewed, the players all seem to have a sense of confidence and speak of their performances during games in a positive way, even when discussing what happened during a game where they loss.
Nooooooooooooooooooo for all of you who know me wondering if I have fallen off a glacier. I have not taken to hockey… but I do appreciate teamwork, and in this case my love of penguins, and a bit of friendly competition, has me rooting for the Pittsburgh Penguins, that they have good goal tending is bonus. When my son thought he wanted to play hockey, he wanted to be a goal tender. So I heard all about the goal tenders of the day. Watching Soccer honed this interest … for me the “specialist” on the teams are the goalies
In every day life, we are our own goal tenders. Do we let challenges that are coming at us, around us, affect our lives are we passive….. no, to be happy, and to live the way we want to live, > in a state of happiness< ( the best antidote to stress and stress related disease) a dedicated athlete, practices daily, it is a way of life… so too must we, focus and live in the NOW.
Pl Precept # 15 All is a mirror
Namaste – Oyashikiri