Csikszentmihalyi, 1975You are in an ecstatic state to such a point thatyou feel as though you almost don’t exist. I haveex...
S. Perry, 1996It’s like opening a door that’s floating in themiddle of nowhere and all you have to do is goand turn the ha...
Jackson, 1996It was just one of those programs that clicked. I meaneverything went right, everything felt good... it’s jus...
You are in an ecstatic state to such a point thatyou feel as though you almost don’t exist. I haveexperienced this time an...
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE IN FLOW?1.   Completely involved in what we are doing – focused,     concentrated.2.   A sense of e...
high CHALLENGES       low    SKILLS   high
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Flow in Composing Music

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  1. 1. Csikszentmihalyi, 1975You are in an ecstatic state to such a point thatyou feel as though you almost don’t exist. I haveexperienced this time and again. My hand seemsdevoid of myself, and I have nothing to do withwhat is happening. I just sit there watching it ina state of awe and wonderment. And [the music]just flows out of itself.
  2. 2. S. Perry, 1996It’s like opening a door that’s floating in themiddle of nowhere and all you have to do is goand turn the handle and open it and let yourselfsink into it. You can’t particularly force yourselfthrough it. You just have to float. If there’s anygravitational pull, it’s from the outside worldtrying to keep you back from the door.
  3. 3. Jackson, 1996It was just one of those programs that clicked. I meaneverything went right, everything felt good... it’s just sucha rush, like you feel it could go on and on and on, like youdon’t want it to stop because it’s going so well. It’salmost as though you don’t have to think, it’s likeeverything goes automatically without thinking. . . it’slike you’re on automatic pilot, so you don’t have anythoughts. You hear the music but you’re not aware thatyou’re hearing it, because it’s a part of it all.
  4. 4. You are in an ecstatic state to such a point thatyou feel as though you almost don’t exist. I haveexperienced this time and again. My hand seemsdevoid of myself, and I have nothing to do withwhat is happening. I just sit there watching it ina state of awe and wonderment. And [the music]just flows out of itself.
  5. 5. HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE IN FLOW?1. Completely involved in what we are doing – focused, concentrated.2. A sense of ecstasy—of being outside everyday reality.3. Great inner clarity—knowing what needs to be done, and how well we are doing.4. Knowing that the activity is doable—that our skills are adequate to the task.5. A sense of serenity—no worries about oneself, and a feeling of growing beyond the boundaries of the ego.6. Timelessness—thoroughly focused on the present, hours seem to pass by in minutes.7. Intrinsic motivation—whatever produces flow becomes its own reward.
  6. 6. high CHALLENGES low SKILLS high

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