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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Do You Care About What You Are Doing With Your Life?

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The question I ask in the title is a question I ask myself on an almost rhythmic daily basis. Every moment of every day, I am sitting down doing something either on my own, or with someone. And the question comes up for me in those moments.

Our life, as a human being, as a sentient being, is made up of moments. Each life is a string of moments. We think it’s about the days, and the weeks, and the months, and the years. But the reality is that it’s all about the moments. A moment passes by, and whatever we were doing in that moment, that is our life.

Each time, we do something we love in a moment, that moment has meaning, and is powerful. But every time (and this is more common), we do something in a moment that we dislike, or despise, that moment has been absolutely and interminably wasted. (more…)

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