#remembering joy } #joy is a #mental or #emotional state of well being #characterized by positive or #pleasant emotions ranging from #contentment to intense joy. a variety of biological, #psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define #happiness and identify its sources. various research groups, including #positive psychology, #endeavor to apply the scientific method to answer questions about what happiness is, and how we might attain it. rational thought and #knowledge has indeed surpassed the purity of #wonder. knowing about, has usurped our ability and desire to just be with; to commune with our surroundings, to be present with life. with pressures from parents and schools, and influences from #society as a whole, we have become gatherers of the information age, conquers of time and space. and our ability to live in #simplicity, and to enjoy and #celebrate the magnificence of life, has slowly faded. since our early years, we have been inculcated with that which is measurable. we have not been fully supported to gaze in wonder at a butterfly, and explore the feelings and #insights it gives us. instead, increasingly we’ve had to know about it; to #understand what kind of butterfly it is, how and where it flies, and what it eats. we have #forgotten what life is all about. there will come a time when we finally #realize how much of life’s #essence our #intellect has trimmed away. and only then will we once again let joy be the gateway to our understanding, instead of making understanding be the gateway to our joy. engage children through the eyes of #innocence. let them have their experience without imposing an agenda. simply stand in #curiosity. if we want #humanity to herald in a new #vision, then we must let the children birth it from the #purity of their #hearts. the more you teach the #measurable, the more children will feel like they can never #measureup.
・・・ 46 years since the munich massacre in the 1972 olympic games where 11 israeli athletes and team members were taken hostages and killed by a terrorist group. this event plays such an important part in my golf journey. athletes should be able to represent their country with pride, joy and security. i'm lucky to be able to play for israel and will always remember the innocent lives taken away simply for representing our country. never forget. @olympicteamisrael#israel#remembering#neverforget