Photography, Travel

The Grand Canyon

In July 2021, I was lucky enough to take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. It was an incredible way to experience it, giving perspective that is impossible to see from a lookout on the rim. A place that made me involuntarily gasp “Wow!”

Book report

Creativity and Flow

I came to Flow, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, thinking that I already knew what it was.

A fairly dense, though canonical and oft-cited academic work on the psychology of the “flow state”: that rare, almost reverent state of creativity in which the practitioner is totally immersed in what they’re doing.

In this “flow state,” as I understood it, skills are perfectly matched with challenges, and a kind of elevated consciousness is achieved that borders on transcendence. I know this state intuitively; it’s what I often experience when “in the zone,” creatively speaking.

After reading the book, I realised that it covers a lot more.

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