Mind Over Water

Mind Over Water

Lessons on Life From the Art of Rowing

Book - 1998
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In this wise and thrilling book, Craig Lambert turns rowing--personal discipline, modern Olympic sport, grand collegiate tradition, and fitness pursuit for thousands of men and women--into a metaphor for a vigorous and satisfying life. Skimming the plane where sky and water meet, rowers must fully inhabit the present moment, whether facing their demons in a single scull or discovering the paradoxes of teamwork and commitment in a crew shell. This is a book about balance, attaining consistency and speed, independence and cooperation, joy and creative powers. Filled with humor and imagination, Mind Over Water speaks to rowers and non-rowers alike. "Like Einstein, we wish to know God's thoughts. We shall attempt to pry them loose with an oar. The raw elements of the sport are our teachers: the wind and the water, the boat and its oars, our own bodies and minds."--from Mind Over Water
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c1998
ISBN: 9780395857168
0395857163
Characteristics: 184 p. ; 22 cm

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