A HABIT is a tendency to repeat an action, a customary action. A HABIT refers to an act repeated so often by an individual that it has become automatic with them. So as a freshman at Syracuse University on the lacrosse team I wanted to excel at the sport. I practiced more than most of the other teammates. I was not improving quick enough. Handling the lacrosse stick was not becoming HABITUAL enough for me. So, one of the most fascinating things happened to me.
I met one of the Haudenosaunee Chiefs, who was highly intelligent as well as a fantastic lacrosse player. I learned many things from him and his wife over the many years of our friendship. The first thing I learned from him about playing lacrosse was that YOU MUST BECOME ONE WITH THE LACROSSE STICK. THE STICK IS PART OF YOU ALWAYS. I thought about those words and thought on how can I BECOME ONE WITH THE STICK.
So I did what many people thought was odd, especially my college roommate. I slept with my lacrosse stick every night for four years. I ate in the dormitory cafeteria every day for four years with my lacrosse stick. Yes, I did BECOME ONE WITH MY LACROSSE STICK. Yes, the lacrosse stick BECAME ONE WITH ME.
I MAY HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED STRANGE, BUT I DID PLAY WITH MUCH MORE SKILL.
TAKE CARE, ALWAYS STAY WELL, ALWAYS STAY HEALTHY. HAVE FAITH. THANK YOU
Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.
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