Flow State Changes Everything, From The Mundane To The Exciting

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Recently, I was walking around the streets of Chiang Mai, and I realized I hadn’t read a science-fiction novel in ages. I am a big science-fiction fan, and I love to write science-fiction, but its been a while since I picked one up. So I dropped by one of the many well-stocked used book stores in the old city of Chiang Mai, and picked up a few (8!) science fiction novels. These were really old ones from the early 90s or 2000s.

One of them, called ‘The Dark Fields’ by Alan Glynn was about this smart pill that gives you the mental acuity and the sharpness to be able to read hundreds of pages in a few hours, the joy and focus to clean up your entire life, and study a new language in a day or two, and more. It makes you healthier, happier, more accomplished, successful, well-liked, and focused. I mean, everything all of us want, right?

As I was reading the books, and reading all of the ‘symptoms’ of taking the smart drug (MDT-48 was the name), I realized something surreal. I believe all of the the qualities that we want, the ideal characteristics that we crave, the focus, drive, and motivation that we hunger for, these are all possible with flow. (more…)

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Chiang Mai Is The Flow Capital Of The World

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I have discovered this fact about Chiang Mai, with a bunch of other dilettantes and I had to share. Why not keep the secret to myself? Because the people who are going to feel flow in Chiang Mai are the kind of people I want to meet. In reality, most people will not feel the flow quality of Chiang Mai and they will leave. This post is going to be all about what is flow state, and why I think Chiang Mai brings out that flow in me.

#FlowMo Not #FOMO

Remember when you were a little child, and you used to go on the swings. You would go higher and higher. And much higher than you could ever imagine going. Then, you would let go and FLY. For that brief moment when you were in the air, you were higher than a kite. You were experiencing the flow state that comes from weightlessness, and defying gravity.

It was easy as a child to experience flow, wasn’t it? I would get lost in almost everything I did for hours on end, experiencing the four qualities of flow state. Timelessness, Selflessness, Effortlessness, and Richness. You can read more about all of this in the book, Stealing Fire, by Steve Kotler, and Jamie Wheal. I highly recommend their book for a glimpse into how people are experiencing flow nowadays.

I am not going to speak in this post about how other people experience flow. You can read about that in hundreds of books. This post is about my experience of flow state, and how I deliberately put myself in that state through all of the systems I have set up for myself. (more…)

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I Experience Ecstasy In Day To Day Life Now

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I live an unusual sort of life, but I don’t really notice the difference until I mingle with the Muggles. The magic that I experience on a daily basis because of the flow state that I have cultivated in my life. Everything I do brings me into the flow state. It is about living life so fully and so experientially that everything is absolutely perfect. I guess what I am trying to do here is put into words something that can only be experienced.

I could try and talk to you about it, and I have tried. But you are just going to look at me like I am insane. It is how I used to look at individuals who spoke to me of flow, magic, and creativity in the past. They used to tell me about their own life and how intermingled with faith, the divine, and the ecstatic it is. I would listen and in my head, I would think as you probably are, ‘What a lot of crock!’

I don’t try to explain anymore. There is no point in explaining a state of consciousness that has no parallel. No parallel at all.

There is nothing that can touch it. There are no fake substitutes here. Either you are in it, and you know it, and can’t explain it. Or you aren’t, and you want it or you don’t know that it exists and you are oblivious to everything.

Either way it works out really well for everyone in question. (more…)

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