Meditation is focused attention on one thought and or feeling. Shooting like meditation is also focussed attention by the shooter for shooting a ‘10’.
When the sights come into the aiming area, the shooter must focus (to the exclusion of everything else) on achieving follow through of the positive continuous trigger feeling.
This he must do regardless of any distracting thoughts which include the arc of movement, aligned sights or focus.
Just as in meditation, one prepares himself for the process of meditation, by mentally, physically and technically going through the steps which lead to the desired state of mental peace.
The same holds true in shooting. Before we start shooting, we have to prepare ourselves ‘physically’ by doing adequate warming up exercises.
We warm up ‘mentally’, by going through the steps in our technique for shooting a ‘10’ in our mind.
We warm up ‘technically’, by doing dry firing exercises.
The state of bliss achieved in meditation is also achieved during shooting- the ‘ no mind’ stage, where shots are executed from the subconscious, while the conscious mind, stops its chattering thereby stops interfering in the smooth, automatic working of the subconscious mind.
But to reach the stage where the subconscious mind takes over, one has to train the conscious mind to ‘shut up’. This process is explained in great detail in Module No. 5 Mental Skills. Graded exercises in this module, help the student to learn, how to switch off the conscious mind and slide into shooting from the subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind, also has to be trained to produce the performance required for shooting ‘10s’ continuously, one after the other in rows. This is also explained in Mod. No. 5 Mental Skills.
From the above, the reader will surmise that shooting like meditation, requires proper training and guidance. You can be anywhere on this planet. If you have an internet connection and a laptop or smartphone you can also avail of these guidelines and correct training methods.
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