The objective of skiing for me is to be here now in every sense of that statement, mentally, physically, and emotionally engaged in right now. It is the easiest way for me to achieve that state of being. Everything I do while skiing: learning, improving, sharing are aspects of that objectives, tools, methods, if you will. As soon as I start to move I must be here now. Sometimes I enjoy, sometimes not as much. Sometimes I learn and improve, sometimes I regress. I seek to find that perfect synergy that brings a smile and a sense of well being but even if I do not achieve that euphoria, nirvana, exalted oneness,spiritual bliss, ultimate success.Whatever you want to call that feeling, I must still be in the moment or I will fall down.
So maybe the objective is not to fall?