22 Sep Happiness not found in perfection
Buddhism and physics help give Wilkinson happiness
Jonny Wilkinson has revealed how quantum physics and Buddhism have helped to liberate him from an overwhelming fear of failure that was preventing him from taking pleasure in his rugby success.
In a new book, the England first five-eighths, famed for his obsessional commitment to practice, describes how his quest for perfection denied him happiness even in the aftermath of England’s 2003 World Cup final, where he clinched a fairytale victory with the final kick of the match.
“I did not know what it really meant to be happy,” Wilkinson told Friday’s edition of The Times in an interview to promote his new book, Tackling Life.
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