The flow state, the zone, the present moment. I’ve been thinking about these concepts a lot lately. In fact, ever since watching Tim Howard’s incredible goal tending performance against Belgium last summer.
Flow state or commonly “The Zone” is a state of mind where one, usually referring to an athlete, is completely consumed by whatever activity he is in. Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, every great athlete exemplify what it means to be in the zone; the moments where they have exceeded the normal capabilities of mere mortals and become godlike. This is the present state where they are no longer consumed in thoughts and are instead freed into the realm of action. The present moment guiding their every move. Continue reading