Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I try to get into the most calm, tranquil, state of mind so I can react to whatever comes. —Steve Montgomery on his pre-fight mindset
I try to get into the most calm, tranquil, state of mind so I can react to whatever comes.
—Steve Montgomery on his pre-fight mindset
This is in line with the philosophy of Bruce Lee when he talks about being like water, where water can adapt to any form, shape, or situation. It's also in congruence with the wisdom of Shunryu Suzuki, who states:
“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything"
Also, Ronda Rousey, a fellow mixed martial artist to Montgomery, speaks about clearing her head and keeping a totally open mind to what is to come her way. Lyoto Machida also speaks about this extensively, as it was instilled into his through his Karate background, As well as with Gunnar Nelson, who has been well-documented as being an advocate of having that Zen state of mind named Mushin, which is roughly translated into English as "no-mindness."
Posted by mma at 10:18 PM