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What does the zone feel like to you?

We all know “the zone”. For some, it can be a rush, a flow or a wave, but to me, it’s a zone. It’s this feeling or maybe even place where there’s such an effortless excitement to everything. It’s electric, it’s addicting, it’s adrenalizing — it’s just free. I know the zone is that one thing I’ll never be able to perfectly describe because it’s so special and something so pure words just don’t do it justice.

You know when you get this tingling feeling within, the one that feels like literal magic where everything you touch comes to life? Or do you know when you just feel such a zest for life, such an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the journey? It might even be a thoughtless (society makes thoughtless seem like a bad thing, but in reality, it’s the ultimate space to be in) realm, a place where thoughts no longer exist and peace is all that surrounds. Maybe it feels like a giant hug, a forever high, a different reality, a dream, a place without duality, a place that’s actually perfect — maybe it’s the place or time where you are truly YOU. If you’re reading this paragraph, and something is lighting up within you, then you and the zone know each other well.

Not one of us has the same zone, but, we all have a zone. Maybe you haven’t tapped into yet, or fully experienced it or maybe you haven’t felt it fully – that’s ok. You are at the perfect place in your journey; whether you’re at a crossroads, a stop sign or a green light, everything is meant to be and YOU are on the “right” track. The zone is something sacred and special, and the Universe (you) will bless you with that rush when the time is right, when you are ready.

I remember the first time I really felt the zone. It was in a tennis match and it was something totally indescribable. This something just came over me; I was connected to the ball, clear in my mind and deeply alive inside. I won the match and got off court and my team was like, “How did you do that? What happened?” And I remember just smiling and laughing and feeling like I didn’t know how I did it. Looking back, it was probably the first time in my life I was truly fearless. And that little blink of being fearless blessed me with my first experience in the zone.

How often are you in the zone?

The zone seems like something that just comes to us, but, in reality, we completely choose it with our thoughts, beliefs and emotions. This took me many many many life lessons to learn, but, recently I truly tapped into it. The first step to anything is awareness. Once I became aware of how I got in the zone, my emotions during my time in the zone and how I lost the zone — I started to recognize my place in the zone. And that’s when I realized, I AM the zone.

I feel very fortunate now to be experiencing the zone every single day of my life. Whether it’s through writing, training on the tennis court, training in the gym, song-writing, listening to music, connecting with my lovely friends here, good conversations, creating anything, cooking, dreaming or taking care of my relationships — I live in the zone every single day. This is where my gratitude through all the lessons I’ve learned through tennis just oozes out of me, I know without tennis this zone would be foreign to me. So, thank you tennis, for being my vessel to freedom, to fearlessness, to happiness and to the zone my life is designed through.


So, this is your reminder to dive into those times you were so alive in your zone!

  • How does your zone feel? Everyone’s zone is different, and it’s the best journey in the world to discover the magic within it!! But for me personally, the zone is such a scared and surreal place to me that it’s beyond any reality let alone words or adjectives. It’s just something I will always know in my soul. And I don’t need words to bring it to life, it’s already so vividly alive. Sometimes, my zone is just a little boost. Maybe it’s a two minute burst of that rush of the zone — maybe the zone is simply authentic to you.

  • Why can’t you feel in the zone more? This is the tricky one, but, once you dive into the portal that takes you into the reality of your zone, you’ve got it. It’s not just an activity that takes you to the zone, it’s a feeling and a mindset that takes you to the zone. For me, this feeling is peace first and then a wholehearted feeling of my life being complete. When I feel like everything in my life is truly so meant to be and so aligned with the Universe (the true me), that’s my portal to the zone. Another perspective can be that to fully ascend in the zone, we must descend into our emotion, into those moments that truly allow us to grow. I do believe that without sitting in our truth, we cannot fully experience the zone. So, maybe to completely be in the zone we have to embrace all learning curves along the way.

  • How do you stay in the zone? I think this is the quest of life, and it’s such a beautiful and magical quest. I’m still learning, and the zone is still teaching me the answer to this question! Maybe the magic of the zone is that it’s a special feeling, something unique and not a forever way of life. Or maybe that’s just an illusion and living fully from your soul is simply just living in the zone eternally! Who knows, and there’s such joy in that “who knows” because I know, through figuring out the answer, I get to experience the zone many many more times!!

Here’s to tapping into our zones through the portal of our purpose, living in our zones through the excitement for life and diving into the highs this journey truly brings!! Be fearless and free -Ace

41 comments on “The Zone

  1. Rishika Jain says:

    I’ve felt the zone, Ace🤞🏻, remember our collab that we finished in 20 minutes lol? 🤣😎
    It takes your breath away. You described it so so perfectly and vividly, I love the amazing imagery🥺💓

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    1. Ace says:

      Awwww yes I do!!! That was an AMAZING zone, literally took us 22 minutes! You’re so sweet and thoughtful for bringing that up, what a gem you truly are!!! Thank you so much, I’m truly happy to hear that!!! Your support means the world to me and leaves me so touched!!! Hugs and love, dear friend 🤗🤍🖤

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  2. Jeff Flesch says:

    I love this post, my friend. Another thing I know about being in the zone, or flow, is the deep connection, and timeliness of this space. As you describe it, completeness is present, always. It is beautiful, and a space that, like you, I am so grateful for. A beautiful and inspirational post, dear Ace!! Love and hugs to you, my friend!!!🤗❤️🤗

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    1. Ace says:

      Thank you so much, Jeff!! YES, I love how you say that…especially “timeliness”, so well said! I always appreciate you and your kind support – means more than I can ever express! You’re awesome, dear friend!! Stay well and much love 🖤🤗

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re welcome, Ace, always! I so appreciate your kindness; my friend. Touching and inspiring. Have a great week!! ❤️🤗❤️

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  3. Excellent post, Ace. I absolutely loved this post and adore being in the zone. For me the zone is a connection with my higher self which brings me a feeling of resolution and inner power. This allows me to perceive my physical existence in a positive way. Thank you so much for sharing your beautifully expressed insight. My admiration for you just keeps growing every day. Keep Shining dear friend.💕❤️🙏

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    1. Ace says:

      Aww thank you so much, Grace! I love that and totally resonate with your words…connection to our higher selves is such a beautiful/magical thing and yes, it brings such inner power! So well described and thank you for sharing!!! Aww thank YOU for your always loving support and encouraging words – I am so grateful for you!!! Hugs and love, my dear friend 🖤🤗

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      1. Always a pleasure.💕

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  4. I would like to find my zone with word 2019. I have another book or two that need to get written.

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  5. Oh man, a completely new perspective for me ❤️❤️! I am starting to wait for your posts as you bring different, unique, insightful and interesting read to me everytime. 👏 Keep up this great work my dear Ace. 🤝 Loads of love ❤️❤️😍😍😘😘

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    1. Ace says:

      Awwww Preeths, you’re just a gem and so so kind!!!! YAY, I’m so thrilled to hear that!!! I can’t thank you enough for all your positive energy, loving words, beyond kind support and for just being amazingly YOU – means more than I could ever express!!! Grateful for you and our connection, my dear friend! Much love 🖤🤗✨🤍

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  6. akshita1776 says:

    So different and unique!!! I’ve definitely been in the zone

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    1. Ace says:

      Aww thank you so much!! I can tell by your truly amazing writing! Appreciate you and your support, always!!! Hugs and love, friend 🖤🤗

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  7. ashok says:

    Am so happy for you Ace that you are in the Zone all the time now. You have arrived 💖🤗🙏

    For me it is the period of stillness after my meditation techniques and pranayama. It is thoughtlessness and peace and joy. And many days it stays with me all through – His grace 🙏

    And yes I am in it at dawn watching the sky and still within, when writing or helping the needy …. peace, joy, love ….

    Stay blessed my dear Ace. Love and hugs 🤗

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    1. Ace says:

      Awwww thank you, Ashok! I have arrived, haha! It’s a miraculous and magical place to be! As always, I deeply appreciate you and your thoughtful words – means more than you could know!!!

      I knew that would be your zone…I just had a feeling 😉. That’s so beautiful and such a pure place of love and peace. Thank you for sharing 🙏🏻🖤. YES, I love how you say that in watching the sky! You’re an inspiration, dear Ashok! It’s truly a blessing to know you!

      Hugs and love, my awesome friend 🖤🤗

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      1. ashok says:

        Today morning was mesmerising Ace – I and sky and sun become one (almost 😊)

        I think I shall write a post on it 💖🤗

        It has been my pleasure knowing the beautiful and arrived Ace💖🤗

        May God keep you in your Zone of bliss 💖🙏

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      2. Ace says:

        Hello, dear friend!!!! My comment won’t go through on your latest post so I’ll just put it here:

        Ashok, these pictures are just mesmerizing!!! I felt a true peace come over me the second I started reading your beautiful post! It’s a wonderful reminder to breathe in nature’s simple beauty – thank you for sharing this gift with us!!! You’re a treasure, my dear friend 🤗🖤. The love here is so palpable 💖💖💖

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      3. ashok says:

        Only Love ❤️ 🤗
        Thank you so much my amazing friend

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  8. Navin says:

    Ace, not only you bring smile on my face & shine in my eyes but you also bring peace & calmness…YOU are the zone…that’s what I could sense all the way since the very begining…your connection with the unknown…the energy is truly pure…blank/dark screen (being thoughtless) is beyond beautiful…sacred…I love the way you write “Universe(you)”…I’ve been in the zone several times if not daily…mine gets layered by my patterns / pain body…constant learning is the only way…self love & acceptance holds the key…my gratitude to you for another beautiful sharing, dear Ace…much love & light ❤️ ✨

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    1. Ace says:

      Awww Navin, thank you so much!!!!! Awww I’m so happy to hear that. You bring a smile to my entire being! Connecting with you takes me to the zone 🤗. I can tell you know the zone well…and yes, I love how you say “constant learning is the only way” – so true and wisely said!!! My gratitude to YOU for such amazing support and loving words…you’re the best, my dear friend!!!! You inspire me, dear Navin! Stay blessed and much love 🖤✨🤗

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      1. Navin says:

        You’re welcome Ace….your entire being is glowing….I can tell & sense….I’m truly blessed to have connected with you….I learn quite a lot from your writings….from you….you’re a zen master grounded to the zone…much love to you ✨❤️

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  9. Mairi says:

    I feel as though I’m in the Zone mostly when I’m in a state of simple surrender, but sometimes for no reason at all. I’ve also found that a state of surrender just happens…often triggered by something outside myself. It cannot be forced or faked. The Zone doesn’t like that in my experience 🙂. I love these words of yours…’Maybe the magic of the zone is that it’s a special feeling, something unique and not a forever way of life.’ That is such a beautiful. calming thought. 💙

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    1. Ace says:

      Thank you so much, Mairi! I truly appreciate your thoughtful and wise words, your loving support and encouragement – means more than you could know! I LOVE that…”a state of surrender.” I totally know the feeling you’re describing, it’s a powerful and freeing one. Yes, there is no “fake it till you make it” with the zone, it’s a place of true authenticity. Aww thank you! I am grateful for you, my dear friend! Hugs and love 🖤🤗✨

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  10. Aarushi says:

    the zone is choosing the zone over sleep and like you said, awareness and zest for life! awesome post, Ace! much love❤️❤️🥰

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    1. Ace says:

      Aww thank you so much, pal!!! I appreciate you! Ah haha, YES! I’m so happy you liked this post, you’re awesome! And I’m always touched by your kind support and connection – means a lot! Hugs and love, Aarushi 🖤🤗

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  11. MariaTeresa says:

    Yes! For me the zone is my flow and when I’m resisting, attempting to control and ceasing to surrender my fears, I get pulled out of the flow. It definitely represents an incredible feeling of freedom. That’s how I guage and observe it, how free am I at any given moment? That’s how I know it’s essentially time to tweak and make adjustments to my mindset and behaviors. Beautiful bliss and miracles in abundance are readily unfolding in the flow should we allow them. It’s human at times to be our own worst enemy, stealer of joy etc. Life keeps us on our toes with the ever changing cycles containing lessons our soul came here to learn from. All is needed, the ebbs and flows. I see value in it all.

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    1. Ace says:

      Wow Maria, thank you so much for your deep, thoughtful and wise words!!! I so resonate with them and feel like you’re speaking the words of my soul!! “Life keeps us on our toes with the ever changing cycles containing lessons our soul came here to learn from.” – YES!!!!! I love that more than I can say!!!! And I love what you say about knowing how to gauge and observe it, your connection to your soul and the Universe within you is so palpable, powerful and inspiring!! I appreciate you and your always touching support! Love you, dear sis 🤗✨🖤

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      1. MariaTeresa says:

        😁✨🙏 I bow my head to you and say Namaste 🙏

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  12. Diana says:

    Beautiful post, Ace. I know exactly what you mean! My zone has and I think will always be writing! It takes me to another universe… And just calms me down so much. I think of late I get upset very less too.. Lol. Writing helps me therapeutically and that’s what matters in the end. Your ‘zone’ should lead to a positive end. Stay blessed dear and thanks for sharing a wonderful post! 🤗💫🌌🥰😍🎁💐❤️

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    1. Ace says:

      Aww thank you so much, Diana!!! I knew you would! I can totally tell you know the zone well, your writing just oozes it and even takes me to a zone while I’m reading it! Ah haha, it’s true though…when we express and express through writing we’re always in touch with our emotion! It should and most always will lead to a positive end! Grateful for you and your amazing support, means more than I can ever express! Thank you for everything, dear Diana! Love you 🖤🤗

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  13. KK says:

    I had read comfort zone, but the zone you are talking about is entirely different. It’s a different perspective altogether. It may vary from person to person and from time to time. Thanks for taking up such a thought provoking topic.👌💐

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    1. Ace says:

      Yes indeed, it is! Sometimes when we get out of our comfort zone we can reach our zone within. Exactly, it does vary depending on our growth and awareness! Aww thank YOU for your kind support and words, means more than I can ever say! I truly appreciate you always being there since the very beginning, you’re amazing! Much love 🖤🤗

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      1. KK says:

        You’re welcome, and thanks for your beautiful rejoinder🙏❤️

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  14. Awesome post! The zone: love how you described it as a type of “portal”! It’s definitely such a good place to be, and it can happen during all sorts of things. I’ve it running and also when writing. Wrote an entire novel that way once and I was in the zone for like 2 weeks or a month straight. But it’s quite hard to maintain that and it happens randomly. Yet to fully understand how to get there in writing always, but I sure know that time changes and I think I almost can’t even hear anything. It’s just 100% focus on one thing, or maybe focus on nothing at all. This is a really cool post! Thanks for sharing your experience. I’m learning that you have to look at other things to learn things about another thing. And it’s so cool tennis is teaching you all these lessons for other part of your life! Stay in your zone have a great rest of your day!

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    1. Ace says:

      Thank you so much, Ben!!!! Wow that’s amazing about your novel, how cool! YES, I totally agree with you…it’s like you’re zoning in on one thing 100% or you’re just in the flow of the moment; it happens, like you say, randomly! Awwww thank YOU for this thoughtful comment and for your always kind support – truly means more than you could know! And yes, that’s a powerful lesson…every little thing connects and sometimes in something else, you’ll get the lesson you need for another thing! Appreciate you, friend! Always grateful for our connections, much love 🖤🤗🤍

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      1. Big YES to everything you said. I like the way you stated that all. You’re very, very wise. Keep on zoning. Sure you’ll keep doing awesome work. Sending all good things your way! 🙂

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  15. Your post feels so incredible to read, pleasantly so. The zone is like a joyful electricity flowing, the intensity may not feel joyful at times, it just is what it is and there is such oneness with everything around, no othering of anything – I almost felt it while trying to give it words ✨✨✨

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    1. Ace says:

      Awww thank you so much!!!! You are the best!!! YES, I totally know what you mean and your words resonate deeply! Oneness is the perfect word…yeah didn’t take long for me to enter the zone while writing this one 😉😆. I always appreciate you and your continuous support – thank YOU for always being there!!! So touched by your truly touching comments – means more than you could ever know!!!! Hugs and love, my dear friend 🖤🤗💫

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      1. 💛💝💛💝💛💝💛✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨

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  16. Ahhh the zone! I think I call it “the flow” like Jeff mentioned, but what you describe, I have experienced. I think it is amazing that you can go there in so many different ways, music, writing, poetry, sports….You are very multifaceted and talented. I experience the zone, the flow of course in my poetry, but also in something of a larger project, like envisioning and building a 3D virtual world from scratch, A project like this, will put me in the zone for months, and if I can reach that place, every day, well then, yes I create. In a poem, it lasts as long as the poem…I always know when I am about to leave the zone…that’s when I sign my name. 🙂
    You describe the creative process, beautifully and clearly.. I really enjoyed how you see and describe your process…❤️🤗🌟

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    1. Ace says:

      Awwwww thank you so much!!!!! That’s so kind of you to say, you’re amazing!!!! I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and support of my soul – means more than I can say!!! That is amazing about your 3D virtual world, wow!!!! How cool and yes, so invigorating to feel that zone/flow throughout! YES that’s exactly how I feel when writing poems, I usually feel instinctually/intuitively when the poem and my time in the zone is done, and that’s when I write my name!!!! I think there are so many different levels to the zone depending on the day, the energy and the project. I see you know that well!!!I can’t thank you enough for your kindness and loving encouragement, it’s been a true treasure to connect with you!!!! Hugs and love, my dear friend 🖤🤗✨

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