Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Flow

Being in the zone. Fully involved. Joy. Suspended existence. Any of these words/phrases resonate with you?  I'm talking about flow. 

I'm talking about a child rapt listening to a story, a fisherman deciding at which precise moment to cast his net, a cat watchful ready to pounce, a woman absorbed applying make-up...

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi puts the case in this TED talk and explains his own theory used in self-development, education and learning:

https://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow?language=en

Not only the province of creatives, this state can be the stuff of everyday. Imagine the potential. 

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