The mind is a primitive entity in our head that tells us what we want. What would happen if we deny what the mind desires? I don't have the answer, but I discuss this conundrum here.
Listening to music has taught me to stay in the present moment and not worry about the future, which is something I've struggled with in my life.
Who am I? Well, I realized that can only be used with language, something that's us humans created. So who is Ben Rosen, according to the natural world?
We had to put my dog, Bongo, down today. I discuss what he meant to me and I recall a funny story about how he was named after percussion.
It's been a pretty chaotic few weeks here in Israel. I've always wanted to come here and part of me can't believe I actually am here. My coach was with me in Italy, but here I'm alone. Having a coach helps on the court a ton, but what I forgot is that navigating a foreign... Continue Reading →
I'm a perfectionist. I'm an all or nothing type of guy. I've mentioned this many times before. Many times when I'm not conscious of it, I'm not satisfied unless I do a flawless job. Anything less than what I could possibly achieve is a failure. I could have done better. That being said, I had a tiny... Continue Reading →
I've spent over two weeks in Sardegna (I'm using the Italian spelling because I'm feeling a little extra pretentious this morning), which is an island off the coast of Rome. I had a travel nightmare getting over here. The flight from NY to Rome was great. I didn't sleep one second of the over night... Continue Reading →
Most players act like their tennis match is the most important thing in the world on the court. They're fighting, complaining, fist-pumping, and totally focused on what’s in front of them. I don't show a ton of emotion on the court and I have never really been able to do the last one specifically. It's... Continue Reading →