A Peaceful Battle

Published in Chess - 1 min to read

A lot of people are surprsied when I tell them how long our chess league matches take - at least a couple of hours - and seemingly can’t imagine spending so much time doing so little. But I find it very easy these days, and in fact I would happily do it for longer if I had the chance. I find the game very meditative and present - when I sit down to play, nothing else in the world matters, or even really exists, there is simply myself, my opponent, and the board. It’s a wonderful opportunity to have a comparatively quiet mind for a couple of hours every week, and I would strongly recommend it to all.