I’m in flow whenever my attention is moving in patterned, predictable, automatic ways. This is always happening within some specific, narrow field of attention. Examples:
- In an argument, we will be laser-focused on the way people communicate their reasons.
- While writing, we concentrate on sensing the resonance between written words and feelings.
- When brushing our teeth, some attention is in tune with a sense of how much time we spend in each part of the mouth.
By rearranging the field of attention, presencing breaks us out of these flow states and allows for new, unpredictable action.
Also see Self-Decomposition
Also see Tonglen
Also see Focusing