I found flow

There’s this thing psychologists call “flow”. It’s about being totally immersed in an activity – so caught up that you lose all track of time and all your worries evaporate. There’s no mental noise, just complete immersion and focus on whatever you’re doing. Fully engaged and totally carefree.

I found flow in photography. I also found it at the MSO’s production of The Messiah tonight (even if I’m not remotely religious) 🙂

Just me and the camera, or me and the music. Nothing else existed, let alone mattered – not work, not my mother, not really anything at all. My mind, body and spirit all fully engaged and all working to the same end. I can’t remember the last time I felt like this.

It’s liberating and energising, and yet calming at the same time. Wonderful! I’d even go so far as to say it’s bliss. 🙂

The Wonder Therapist says this is “very positive”. I suspect so, too. 🙂

This has been one of my favourite pieces of music for as long as I can remember. Enjoy.