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Flow, the Secret to Happiness
Henry Kang , Editor | Sep 16, 2014
Topic category: Zen Enlightenment
FROM:Type Zen

Zen = Enlightenment = Flow.

"It's like opening a door that's floating in the middle of nowhere and all you have to do is go and turn the handle and open it and let yourself sink into it. You can't particularly force yourself through it. You just have to float. If there's any gravitational pull, it's from the outside world trying to you back from the door"

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. A leading researcher in positive psychology, he has devoted his life to studying what makes people truly happy: "When we are involved in creativity, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life." He is the architect of the notion of "flow" -- the creative moment when a person is completely involved in an activity for its own sake.


Csikszentmihalyi teaches psychology and management at Claremont Graduate University, focusing on human strengths such as optimism, motivation and responsibility. He's the director the the Quality of Life Research Center there. He has written numerous books and papers about the search for joy and fulfillment.

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Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi |Feb 1, 2004
FROM: Ted Talks
Tags: TypeZen, Stress Management, Stress, Type A, Type A Personality, Henry Kang, ​Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow
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