The Power of Creative FlowReflections on Peak Performance, Cultural Transformation, and Spiritual Growth
This book explores how it’s possible to realize our full creative potential by entering the remarkable state of consciousness known as flow. In these states of total absorption, we forget ourselves and become unified as one with whatever activity we are engaged with. You will discover that psychologists, scientists, athletes and artists all recognize these flow states as the source of happiness and the key to attaining peak human performance.
In this book, Jeff Carreira explores how profound creative potentials are unleashed during the experience of flow. The journey begins with a clear and concise summary of the current research and understanding of flow states. You will see how flow changes our neurology, unlocking previously unimaginable capacities. You will also see how artists access flow states to ignite creative bursts that allow them to produce work that is free from the conditioned assumptions and cultural biases of the mind.
The final section of the book explains how spiritual enlightenment can be understood to be a flow state that operates at the deepest existential level of our being. At this depth, flow leads to a deep unification with the immediate experience of the present moment and a profound release of any sense of self. This awakening allows us to access the highest levels of creativity potential and opens a pathway to a new way of being human.