Have you ever been so engrossed in an activity that you lost all sense of time? For once in your life nothing else existed but the present moment and task at hand? Floating in a state of bliss, your usual worries effortlessly dissipated and only joy permeated your being?
If so, then you’ve more than likely experienced being in a flow-state. A state in which there is a sense of fluidity between the mind and body, where you become one with the present moment, are able to immerse yourself in the task at hand, and experience feelings of joy and bliss.
Perhaps you’ve entered this state before without even realising, without any conscious effort at all, or perhaps you’ve intentionally entered this state by taking the time to prepare — eliminating distractions, choosing the perfect music, quietening your mind. On the other hand, maybe you’ve been so caught up in your mind, or consumed by external distractions, that you’ve struggled to enter this state and have lost hope that you ever will.
The term ‘Flow-State’ was coined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a Hungarian-American psychologist, in 1975. A child prisoner during World War II, he found chess to be an excellent distraction from the pain and suffering that was going on around him. It was this experience that led him to explore the topic of happiness and contentment — studying the work of Carl Jung as a teen and attending the University of Chicago, where he earned a BA and PhD in Psychology, as a young adult.
In his 1990 publication, ‘Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience’, he described flow as ‘a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience is so enjoyable that people will continue to do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.’
According to Csikszentmihalyi there are 8 characteristics of flow:
A flow-state is not a temporary high, it is a general sense of well-being and fulfilment that can be accessed at any time.
Here are some of its many benefits:
If you haven’t already heard about it, microdosing involves taking a very low dose of a psychedelic substance, the most common of these being LSD or psilocybin-containing mushrooms, but also 1P-LSD, 1cP-LSD, 1V-LSD and similar derivatives. The intention behind microdosing is not to get high or reach a point of hallucination, but rather to reach a flow-state.
1cP-LSD and 1V-LSD, revolutionary microdosing products, can support you in entering this state whenever you like, and with very little effort at all. They aid in reducing the effects of an often over-stimulated part of the brain, known as the DMN, enabling you to break away from the thought patterns and concerns that tend to consume the mind in day-to-day life and enter a flow-state with ease.
Over are the days of believing that you must fight to reach blissful states of being — they are accessible the moment you allow yourself to drop out of the mind and into the body.
Why continue to struggle when the tools are right in front of you?