Existing with something outside of self to express joy.
Excerpt from blog post Conflict –
TRUTH just exists; touch a tree, hug a pet, jump in a lake, this is energy or spirit (TRUTH) in-form. The tree, pet, or lake just exists; TRUTH is existence; existence is TRUTH. How does existence conflict with anything?
– Excerpt from blog post Conflict
Flow (psychology) : From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia –
In positive psychology, a flow state, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting loss in one’s sense of space and time.
Named by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi in 1975, the concept has been widely referred to across a variety of fields (and is particularly well recognized in occupational therapy), though the concept has existed for thousands of years under other names, notably in some Eastern religions, for example Buddhism.
– Flow (psychology) : From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If this is such an old concept in what forms has it existed; I will list three: Dancing, Playing, and Singing. In ancient history they would be known as Dancing, Playing drum or flute, And Chanting; as part of spiritual practice.
Young children do everything with a reckless abandon of self and do not worry about what others think about them. Just watch a young child dance, play, and sing. It is really a shame that society will train that exuberance out of them.
A Dance is said to be graceful; grace does not define the dance but is the expression of a dance well done.
You Play a piano; not work a piano. In the beginning it might seem like work but that is the nature of practice. After practice you will feel the expression of a musical piece well done .
When I Sing tenor in a choir; harmony is the expression of a musical piece well done.
This afternoon I took a two hour hike and came upon a circle of Loblolly pine trees with a clear bed of needles & cones in the middle. I was so moved that I raised my arms to the sky and exhaled; then I lowered my arms and inhaled. I repeated this seven times. The trees breathed in carbon dioxide and exhaled oxygen; I breathed in oxygen and exhaled carbon dioxide. Highest purpose in life is about cooperation not conflict.
During the hike I was also transported back in time to when I witnessed a Chickadee singing up a storm in the middle of a blizzard. It was cold, very windy, and the snow was hitting my face with an impact that stung; yet this Chickadee was singing up a storm in the middle of a storm. There have been very few times in my life that I have experienced such pure joy.