July 15, 2012

The Zone

"I have to get into the zone."

To get into the zone is to go

Somewhere so deep within the mind,

So deep within the physical being,

That for a few moments,

Or perhaps

A few precious minutes,

There comes an overwhelming sense of identity.

Comes an overwhelming trust in one's self.


In the zone, doubt fades.

What once plagued the soul as a virus

Disappears in that rare transformation,

In that fantastic journey,

During which one truly

Gets into zone.


Outside of the zone, there is uncertainty.

One suffers from the ailments of indecision,

The ailments of incredulity and of skepticism.

The unknown becomes one's strongest enemy,

Only outside the zone.


In the zone, you know who you are.

You know the exact extent of your capabilities

And the limitations you once feared,

Which have become nearly nonexistent,

And you trust in every single move you make

Once you've entered the zone.


Outside of the zone, there is reluctance.

You hesitate and tremble with your actions,

And you find trust in yourself impossible.

Boundaries of anxiety surround you and squeeze you,

Only outside the zone.


"I have to get into the zone."

To get into the zone is to experience

The sweat, the tears, the blood,

The vehicles with which we soar

Into that sacred place,

That sacred moment of invincibility.

That is the zone, in which

There comes an overwhelming sense of identity.

Comes an overwhelming trust in one's self.