Originally Posted by Chrisc
Finally, I think I'm beginning to understand this mojo thing.
I think a mojo is that small voice that rises unbidden from the subconscious that says 'go for it, you're on the right track' or ' watch out, if you carry on like that then you're going to be in deep do-do.
This then begs the question, do people of a more scientific frame of mind have intuition which is a clearly identifiable thought process based on learning
and past experience, and to people who are a bit more wihimsical have a mojo?
To me intuition and gut feel are not mojo.
No mojo is more akin to being in the grove as others have said. Sports guys might call it "peaking" - anyone remember biorhythms? Without mojo one may hoist the genny forgetting to run the sheets
, hoist the spinnaker
sideways or with an hour glass. Start the engine
without opening seackock. Invert two digits when programming a gps
No mojo would be like a person who has all the necessary skills to make passage
- sailing, navigating etc. but one feels "half a step" behind when executing. Sometimes ya do stuff and it's like a symphony.
Lots of muscle memory and training can make up for low mojo but to really excel you need that little extra bit of timing - especially when crap is hitting the fan.
Originally Posted by SkiprJohn
Congratulations! Your mojo has returned.
There is no such thing as bad mojo. It is either there or you've lost
it. It's not hunch. It is more closely related to luck except it is more like being in a groove that just feels right as things go right.
My opininon too.
Originally Posted by mbianka
With all the boats sinking, rescues and sailors gone missing it just seems there is some bad JuJu floating around the north Atlantic these days including the coastal areas.
Now bad juju is like witchcraft - I don't think it applies to the Atlantic. Bad juju is more like Karma. It's a specific punishment for a specific person.
When things are shitty find the guy on the crew who's lost
his mojo and stiffed the bar tab at the last port of call and set him adrift in the liferaft
that dude has a some bad juju (karma) coming at him- LOL...
However mojo doesn't make things go bad. Sometimes they just do. But bad juju doesn't help.
Murphy is really just a adjective to juju. Murphy just say when the bad things happen they will happen at the worst possible time.
Great mojo can offset karma, juju and murphy.
Just don't mess with Poseidon - That dude can really kick your ass. He also happens to be Aeolus's dad...