In the flow. In the zone. Time stops. Or in my case, it feels like the words are magically pouring out of my hand and onto the page.
On the the Ellen show, Cloris Leachman had her own way to describe this phenomenon. She told the audience that she gets enveloped with a sense of "Whoosh!" whenever she sits down to play the piano. As she described this feeling, her smile widened and her face became brighter. It was as if she were suddenly illuminated - her inner light turned on.
When you are constantly stressed, your light is dimmed - your ability to do well, whether at work or play, is diminished. The constant wear and tear on your nervous system leaves you feeling unwell, emotionally, mentally and/or physically. Accessing that higher state becomes difficult, as the body is focused on survival, even if much of today's stressors are rarely matters of life or death.
I never really understood that wonderful feeling of "Whoosh!" until I began my own journey to heart-based stress transformation.
How about you? Are you able to enjoy that marvelous feeling of being in the flow? How would you describe it, when you do achieve that state?
Image courtesy of Thomas Boulvin.