The power of the mind over the body. Widely touted, rarely proven, entirely immeasurable. Yet it is undeniably present and influential.

The All Blacks were destined to win last weekend. Why? Because they were at Eden Park, where they have not lost a game since before I was born. And the cause of that? Not me, but a dose of some variety of immeasurable mind magic, whatever kind comes from a home advantage.

When I say immeasurable, I do not do so because I am a sceptic. In fact, I am more sceptical of things which are categorised as measurable.

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