Going through the photos from my recent overseas trip, I came across a bunch of my attempted astrophotography photos. They were taken in the middle of the night in the freezing cold. That night was one of the coldest nights in New Zealand this year. It was also first attempt at astrophotography.
Now I am not a big fan of cold weather nor am I used to it so thinking back to that night when I spent over an hour in the freezing cold taking those photos, I am surprised. I remember feeling nothing but excitement.
I realise now that while taking these photos, I was ‘in the flow’ or ‘in the zone’ which is described as “the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity”. Yes, this is exactly how I felt that night.
In fact, it was not just while taking these photos that I was in the flow but also while looking at these majestic snow capped mountains glowing under the moonlight with countless stars lighting up the sky. I could have stood there staring at this vision forever.
Being in the flow also means we are connected to the soul or the higher self. This is where the mind is not chaotic or out of control. In fact, we are experiencing ‘beyond the mind’ moment. We are fully present to the moment. Our creativity flows freely. We feel joyful.
What makes you get ‘in the flow’? How can you spend more time being in this space?