It was legendary zen master (or Zenfather) Phil Jackson who once said “Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I’m doing.” A brilliantly simple and effective statement, this quote has yet to be fully understood – similar to most sayings Jackson keeps in his repertoire.
But instead of congratulating the former Chicago Bulls coach (current New York Knicks president) on successfully blowing my mind with his amazing quotes, I’ll feed you one sports meme that highlights the calm effect of Phil Jackson chilling. Something about it just seems right, as if he really does want to just chill. Every quote, like every Phil Jackson moment, further confirms the importance of mindfulness and embracing each moment.
Phil Jackson on a mission to relate?
For Jackson, one moment includes watching Netflix and chilling. Preteens everywhere would be proud of the trend setting. We know Ted (seen above) certainly is.
The aging, yet always fantastic basketball mind is currently basking in his own brilliance now that Kristaps Porzingis is tearing the league and NBA fans’ expectations to shreds. It’s surely a nice time to chill for the Hall of Fame coach.
It seems like only true genius can truly chill.