Okay, maybe not more than writing a bestseller
Flow is definitely a powerful thing. I think I've experienced it most in sports, in those moments when (no matter one's speed or skill) everything comes together and body and mind sort of go into a kind of autopilot. As for your dream for what you want most? That's mine too! To be performing--either as a singer or an actor--with that immersion in the moment and the full-body production of art. And the immediate contact with the audience. If I could trade whatever writing skills I may possess for true rock star abilities or actor's gifts, I would!
I love your thoughts on creating in the flow. I think everyone gets there differently. I bet a lot of us here on Substack experience it while writing. I honestly feel like being in the flow = being connected to God. It's almost as if instead of creating, I'm revealing what already is.
Flow has not been a part of my life this early fall, and I’m eager to get back to it. This morning I set the timer for 25 minutes to write, and though I can’t say it was a flow state, I was surprised when the timer went off. And then did it again for another 25 minutes! A tiny victory.
A great post--and during this horror we need moments of calm and creativity--whether writing, reading, or watching.