However, mantracking requires an all together different mental approach. Whether its SAR Tracking, or tactical tracking the mental preperation is the same. In SAR we excercise the hunter, aggressive style of tracking just as we would in tracking down a "wanted" person. The result is the same. Some would ask, why track aggressivly for a missing person?
So how do I deal with the irony of tracking in a euphoric mood through bue-bells in the UK, and tracking dangerous humans.
I kind of like the right sort of pain. I hate broken finger nails! I have trained to control pain for year year upon year.
If the pain has a constructive purpose, which is useful in the future, then its good( in moderation). The pain must not be associated with any negative emmotions.
A few times a week, I go kick-boxing( Muay Thai), and my sparring partner and I send each other home with a good assortment of injuries. No Pain no gain, is very true. Contact kick-boxing is very close to my heart and forms an essential part of my mental approach to tracking. Beating each other up, is not what its about for me.
Day to day, we have a certain amount of control, and we can plan ahead. In a fight, you are living in trueist " NOW" moment . Usually, Im in OK shape, ive zoned-in(ZIZO), but cant plan for what will happen when you step into the ring.
For me the ring is the Metaphore for tracking.
I have decided to enter another fight in the next few months, and I ask myself why( on hundreds of occasions)but especially the night before and the morning of the fight. By the time I get in the ring, my mind is empty of everthing, fears, courage or any other emmotion, the only option is to attack or be attacked. Hmmmm
Strange as it sounds, but its a very pure experience. Victory goes to both of us because in truth my fight was won the moment I stepped into the ring.