Scott Ford talks to Ken Wilber about a startling new practice that can help you immediately access flow states (aka “the zone”) — a state of total absorption and nearly effortless engagement with a given activity, typically allowing us to perform at our very highest capacity.
Most of us have had this experience of flow at least once in our lives, whether through sports, art, work, music, spirituality, sex, or any other activity that requires deep and focused engagement. Take a moment to think about the last time you had this experience. Try to remember how it felt — the limitless expansion you felt in your consciousness, the unity you felt with all that was arising around you, the fluid expression of unobstructed talent.
For most of us, this flow state occurs spontaneously. It is typically fleeting, and when it is over, our efforts to will it back into existence tend to make it that much more difficult to access.
But imagine if you could tap into this feeling any time you wanted, whether on the court, on the stage, or behind the canvass.
Our dear friend Scott Ford has somehow discovered how to put this lightning into a bottle, having stumbled upon a technique that evokes this state of flow in 99% of the people who try it, regardless of age or skill level. He calls this technique the Parallel Mode Process, and he is making this technique available to you.
This is, in every sense of the term, a game-changer.
Listen as Scott and Ken explore this revolutionary new technique — one that connects your highest potentials with your deepest wisdom by helping you find union with the ever-flowing now.
About Integral Consciousness and Sport: Unifying Body, Mind, and Spirit Through Flow
Every so often, a rather remarkable disclosure reveals itself that can change our worldview. It can occur through contemplation, reverie, insight, revelation, reading, writing, or for many, actual physical practice. Scott Ford has had such a moment of practice, and his world has never been the same. After reading Scott’s book, perhaps our world will be permanently altered as well. In using his Parallel Mode Process, we are taken into one of the most revered and hallowed places in sports. Ford’s work allows us to abide in the living, breathing essence of the zone, dance in the flow state, and train into it.
The book is both a technical as well as intuitive discussion of a new way of contextualizing one’s athletic experience, engaging both left and right brain consciousness, and resulting in nothing less than a satori experience. By engaging in the practice of living in ever-present moment-to-moment awareness, the author creates a non-local consciousness experience that is life-changing. Thus, through Scott’s highly refined work, we enter into the Witness state, a revered state of consciousness that is both unitive and integrated. Sport is the great Western metaphor, a potent medium that teaches us how to realize our sometimes dormant capacities, and at the same time translate the learning into everyday situations. The lessons learned from this book apply directly to all walks of life. Hence, Scott’s discoveries take us into the union of East and West, the spirit and the flesh, through tennis, sport and life. You may never look at a tennis ball in the same way.Purchase on Amazon
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About Scott Ford
Author, clinician and performance specialist, Scott has been a USPTA Professional since 1977. He is the author of Design B: How To Play Tennis In the Zone (1984), Welcome To The Zone: Peak Performance Redefined (2014), and is a Founding Member of The Sports, Energy, and Consciousness Group as well as a contributing author to Sports, Energy, and Consciousness: Awakening Human Potential Through Sport (2014). Scott has also written numerous articles that have appeared in TennisOne.com, ADDvantage Magazine, Sports Vision Magazine, and Colorado Tennis.
About Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber is a preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development. He is an internationally acknowledged leader, founder of Integral Institute, and co-founder of Integral Life. Ken is the originator of arguably the first truly comprehensive or integrative world philosophy, aptly named “Integral Theory”.