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Flow is indeed a lovely state to be in. Sharing this here as a reminder to self and to everyone else too.

Albert Einstein Tells His Son The Key to Learning & Happiness is Losing Yourself in Creativity (or “Finding Flow”)

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Do What You Love, The Way You Like To Do It

Einstein understood the value of developing an informal avocation. “Mainly play the things on the piano which please you,” he tells his son, “even if the teacher does not assign those.”

Doing what you love, the way y...

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Creative Immersion, Flow ~ Human Flourishing

Csikszentmihalyi’s insights into human flourishing mirror Einstein’s: he calls such creative immersion “flow,” or the state of “being completely involved in an activity for its own sake.

"The ego falls ...

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The Reward Of Positive Emotions Give Sense Of Meaning

Contrary to our usual conceptions of using one’s “skills to the utmost,” Csikszentmihalyi tells us that the reward for entering such a state is not the material benefits it generates, but the positive emotions. ...

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Do What We Love To The Best Of Our Abilities For Sheer Pleasure

“The lack of basic material resources contributes to unhappiness,” Csikszentmihalyi’s data demonstrates, “but the increase in material resources does not increase happiness.”

While none of us can be Einstein, Csikszentmihalyi tells...

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