PSYCHE FOR THE LAYMAN

By:Michele Hartley at allican.com

In researching the brain and thought patterns, I have visited several websites that are highly technical in nature, but today I happened across Flowpsychology.com, a website created by Sid, a 79 year old retired clinical social worker. Flow psychology is a predominant theme in sports psychology and achieving happiness or a sense of well-being and accomplishment. But Sid has taken it a few steps further and talks about flow in the universe, energy, emotions, and intelligence.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience,” describes flow as “being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.”

I was a big fan of the book “Inner Tennis” from my teens and into my twenties which is just one example of flow psychology for sports enthusiasts. It worked. “See the ball, be the ball,” I don’t play tennis anymore because no one I know plays, but I still remember that great feeling of connecting with the ball on the sweet spot. So it is with flow psychology, which after reading Sid’s articles, I believe connects you with your sweet spots.

Sid’s website addresses the subconscious, the universe, the emotional and logical brain in short insightful articles that are easy to read and provide their own unique insights. The beauty of Sid’s site lies in its positive outlook as well as its broad spectrum of short articles that stimulate ideas and thoughts on self and the universe.

In addition to truly enjoying and learning from reading the articles, I must say I am inspired that Sid created such a rich website at 79 years old

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