"You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”
— Indira Gandhi
The above is a perfect quote applicable to boxing. Boxing is all about relaxed strength and engagement. It’s about being aware and alert when out of hitting distance (repose) and being calm when in the pocket (still in the midst of activity). It’s also about how you travel from repose to activity. As boxers, we call this crossing the gap. Crossing the gap must be mastered before one can even entertain hanging out in the pocket.