This week on the Way of Champions Podcast John and Jerry welcome Michael Murphy, author of Golf in the Kingdom. This is a little bit different of a conversation than we normally have on here, but well worth your time. Jerry and Michael go way back and Jerry credit Michael as being a huge influence on Jerry’s work. We dive into a great conversation about what it is like for coaches and athletes to see the big picture and what it is like to be an astronauts of inner space.

Michael Murphy is Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of the Esalen Institute, and directs the Institute’s think tank operations through its Center for Theory & Research (CTR). He is also the author of four novels: Golf in the Kingdom, The Kingdom of Shivas Irons, Jacob Atabet, and An End to Ordinary History.

Highlights from the Podcast:

  • Michael shares how a trip to India changed his life

  • What do muggles and wizards have to do with sport psychology?

  • What does it mean to “see the field from above”?

  • What does spirituality have to do with sport?

  • How does an athlete get into the “flow” state?

  • What great philosophers influenced Micheal’s work?

  • How can a coach teach athletes to be self-sufficient on the court?

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