One of the more interest states is the “flow state.”
Plenty of psychologists have been studying this.
Generally in sports.
When you are in a kind of “zone.”
When you don’t need your conscious mind.
When you are operating a very high level of unconscious competence.
Kind of like learning a new song on an instrument.
When you start, it’s clunky and frustrating.
You need a LOT of your conscious mind.
Even when you can play the entire song correctly without any mistakes, it still takes plenty of brain.
This the point of “conscious competence.”
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But the sweet spot is when you get to unconscious competence.
Or when you learn the song “by heart.”
But there are many, many levels of unconscious competence.
The higher you get, the more enjoyable that flow state is.
Most of us normal humans are unconsciously competent things that are pretty easy.
Making a grilled cheese.
Walking, talking, etc.
But high level performers can experience the “out of your head” flow state.
A lot of top level musicians have experienced this on stage.
They’ve played a certain song a kajillion times with their band mates.
So when their all on stage, they are playing something that requires VERY LITTLE brain.
But then they get caught up in the feedback loop.
They’re feeling the emotions of the song.
The crowd is feeling it and feeding back into it.
This is when those long, impromptu guitar and other instrument solos happen.
When the entire band-crowd is a temporary kind of hive mind.
Often, this is referred to by the musicians as having some “otherworldly presence,” some kind of entity on stage with them.
This can also happen to charismatic speakers, particularly preachers.
They have a message they both really care about AND have spoken about at length, many times and in many contexts.
And if this happens during a religious gathering it can be VERY moving.
The preacher goes slightly “off book” kind of like a guitar solo.
This creates that same feedback loop.
The crowd, the preacher, the energy, and if there are plenty of religious icons around, you can literally FEEL “the spirit.”
This what happens to all those old school “holy rollers.”
Those tent preachers.
They were called “holy rollers” because that’s what the parishioners did.
They were so overtaken by the spirit they would roll around on the floor.
Whether this was just a massive group hallucination, or the Holy Spirit is really involved is anybody’s guess.
Either way, this kind of thing is a very POWERFUL human experience.
One YOU can learn to leverage during regular conversations.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.