Standing up I see the shot with my eye. There are no thoughts going through my mind. Just see the shot. With my brain, I know the stroke I am going to use, again, no thought going through my mind. Knowing the stroke enhances the target. I do not take my eye off the target. At this stage I am connecting to the shot.
Then I lean over and land on the cue ball. I set my cue tip on the cue ball and focus on that vital spot. At this point I allow my brain to absorb how this cue tip position will influence the shot. I breathe in through my mouth and out through my nose. This centers the left side of my body, my bridge hand. Then I look up at the target.
Randy Goettlicher and Jerry Briesath are masters at teaching this.
Now I am in the aiming stage. While I aim at the target I breathe in through my no
se and out through my nose. I am relaxed.
If I have gone through the entire MONK SEQUENCE of breathing, I am ready to allow my brain to deliver the proper stroke. I shoot at what I am aiming at.
Because of the MONK SEQUENCE of breathing, I am not thinking about anything. My mind is turned off. I am ready to let my brain deliver the perfect stroke.
Remember, the brain does not deal with last shot – past shot – next shot – missed last shot or anything like that. The brain only deals with this shot.
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Editor- Chris Freeman
Author- Tim “The Monk” Miller