The flow state is a very interesting psychological state.
One that sports psychologists have been keenly interested in.
One idea is that it represents the top of the Maslow hierarchy.
The temporary yet blissful state of “self actualization.”
It kind of make sense from a biological, mind-body perspective.
That we are a massively complex system that we may never understand.
But in that very rare flow state, EVERYTHING is operating at maximum efficiency.
And your conscious mind just takes a back seat and kind of WATCHES you perform.
Both Jimmy Page and Carlos Santana described this as some kind of “otherworldly” force taking over them while they’re jamming in front of a live audience.
Something from the world of Occult.
One of my favorite movie lines that sort of describes this is from the original Mad Max.
When Max FIRST saw the engine with the blower.
He saw it and kind of went into a trance.
A trance of awe and wonder a such a piece of machinery.
You can hear one of the motor heads in the background noticing this.
“He’s in a coma, man!”
As the sports psychologists tell us, this is a result of a LOT of practice.
Pretty much anything that is not purely instinctive takes practice.
We practice to do modern things like tie our shoes, drive cars, make pancakes, juggle golf balls, etc.
And once we can do them without thinking, that’s a kind of “flow state.”
Of course, experiencing the flow state while making pancakes isn’t that remarkable.
But it is something that has been learned to the point of unconscious competence.
One way to see our self aware brains as “new instinct generators.”
To use our self awareness to notice skills we don’t yet have.
And then to practice them, until our self awareness is no longer required.
When we reach UNCONSCIOUS competence.
But world class athletes and guitarists KEEP PRACTICING.
And have those God-like experiences up on stage.
What Will You Master?
Consider that ALL HUMANS have this capacity.
To continue learning some cool things.
To get higher and higher skill levels with unconscious competence.
But why not take this to a meta level?
Why not reach flow states on meta skills?
What meta skills?
Thinking and speaking.
These are a bit different.
They are ALREADY at the level of unconscious competence.
But as Bruce Lee demonstrated, you can take something that is unconsciously competent, break it back down to the level of conscious competence, and make it better.
Before And After
Before Jeet Kun Do, a punch is punch.
But and AFTER Jeet Kun Do, a punch is still, just a punch.
But it’s been broken down and rebuilt into a much BETTER punch.
What if you could do this with your thinking and speaking skills?
Not just a little bit.
But a lot.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.