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The father of the concept of the "flow", Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi, recently outlined his latest thinking, arguing that what makes a life worth living is not money, but lasting satisfaction through activities that bring about a state of flow.
The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fibre and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing - John Muir
Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives oni ts rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that lives above the ground lasts only a single summer....yet I have never lost a sense of something that lives and endures underneath the eternal flux. What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains - Memories, Dreams and Reflections, Flamingo edition 1989, p 19
In the midt of thisflow, I'm aware of myself as one tiny piece in the gigantic mosaic of nature. I'm just a replaceable natural phenomenon, like the water in the river that flows under the bridge toward the sea - Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I talk About Running, p
You can think about life in a deep way but you can also just go out everyday and notice how wonderful the blossom is and the ripples as the river catches the light. You can see wonderful things and really appreciate life at the time. To do that you have to feel fairly comfortable with yourself and perhaps come to terms with your own mortality - Gary French, http://www.oxfordmuse.com/selfportrait/portrait12.htm
When you follow your bliss, doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else - Joseph Campbell
We enter the quiet of a listening heart not only for ourselves, but in order to connect deeply with others. Each of us needs the capacity to flow smoothly from outer to inner and from inner to outer - http://www.gratefulness.org/ecards/show.cfm?ec=SE
To see a world in a grain of sand; And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand; And eternity in an hour - from Songs of Innocence, William Blake
There seems to be a distinct moment when consultants feel at home, when all anxiety ends and they step into a state of "flow". Five minutes earlier, we were nervously clutching at conversational straws. Now we are confidently asking questions, clarifying the scope of what needs to be done, making an impact. We have finally hit our stride - John Niland http:///www.success121.com