The word flow has recently become popular, books and videos teach you how to get there, but getting there always came naturally to me. When I do anything with absolute concentration, when I lose myself in writing my novel, or painting something, when I’m gardening or doing yoga. It’s the time where my whole being, mind and body are truly present. You don’t know you are there when you are there. You can’t know. You only recognize when you get out. Because when you are truly present, you don’t even have the space to have the thought “I’m here”. Your mind is being used 100%, you don’t hear noises, you don’t have other senses. You are just so focused you forget there is a world outside of it. But the moment you get out of it feels a bit bitter, you remember immediately of problems, life things, you suddenly need to go to the bathroom, drink water, you need to stand up because your feet got numb. The few seconds after you get out are tough, at least for me. I always have to get used to being me again, to be alive and move on with my day, leaving that small world behind. I know all of this probably sounds strange, I’m not even sure if everyone experiences this, but probably yes. I don’t think you can get there unless you are doing something you are either passionate about or really interested in. I don’t see why force either, but it is nice, to escape sometimes, to a place where nothing else matters, even if for a few minutes.
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