However, you don’t have to be a competitive sports person to benefit from being in ‘the zone’. Whether you are working on a computer, cooking a meal, driving, playing with your kids or doing any of the many activities that fill our days, the enjoyment of what you do and the results you experience are directly proportional to the level of your flow.
This is what the renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle has to say about the phenomenon of Flow in life:
“Artistic creation, sports, dance, teaching, counselling — mastery in any field of endeavour implies that the thinking mind is either no longer involved at all or at least is taking second place. A power and intelligence greater than you and yet one with you in essence takes over. There is no decision-making process anymore; spontaneous right action happens, and ‘you’ are not doing it. Mastery of life is the opposite of control. You become aligned with the greater consciousness. It acts, speaks, does the works.”
The formula for happiness and success in life is therefore very simple: