“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1990)
Csikszentmihalyi discovered that people find genuine satisfaction during a state of consciousness called ‘Flow’. In this state they are completely absorbed in an activity, especially an activity which involves their creative abilities.
During this optimal experience they feel strong, alert, in effortless control, unselfconscious, and at the peak of their abilities
We’ve posted the above video (‘Hacking the Flow State by Jason Silva) before but it provides an interesting backdrop to ‘Flow’ and imagines what might be possible were we able to harness that power of ‘flow’ more regularly. Enjoy, it’s worth the watch … again!