When we are unconsciously competent with whatever we are doing, we are having the optimal experience in which we become one with the task or activity. In this state, called flow, the joy or fulfillment is so great that we may lose track of time—Where has the day gone?
In his book Flow, psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describes this phenomenon and discusses steps toward enhancing the quality of life. He has this to say, “If one learns to enjoy and find meaning in the on-going stream of experience, in the process of living itself, the burden of social controls automatically falls from one’s shoulders.” This is true independence.
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