The classic study of the creative process from the bestselling author of Flow
Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (“The leading researcher into ‘flow states.’” — Newsweek) reveals what leads to these moments—be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab—so that this knowledge can be used to enrich people’s lives. Drawing on nearly one hundred interviews with exceptional people, from biologists and physicists, to politicians and business leaders, to poets and artists, as well as his thirty years of research on the subject, Csikszentmihalyi uses his famous flow theory to explore the creative process. He discusses such ideas as why creative individuals are often seen as selfish and arrogant, and why the “tortured genius” is largely a myth. Most important, he explains why creativity needs to be cultivated and is necessary for the future of our country, if not the world.
The Flow and the Psychology of Discovery is one of the most entertaining and informative books on mind-body medicine. It is a very creative process that initiates a state of creative flow within an individual, thus enabling an individual to learn new and creative ways of doing things.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a famous psychologist, created a book to enlighten the minds of readers on how to achieve flow. The book gives detailed information on how to learn and gain the flow of creative flow. It teaches people how to come up with many new ideas that can be applied to different fields, the art of self-reflection, concentration, self-hypnosis, and how to achieve constant balance and relaxation while performing specific tasks.
In this book, we are introduced to the flow and the psychology of discovery. The book discusses many ways on how to create a creative process of flow.
According to the book, flow is a state in which one is aware of all of the senses at the same time. The senses may be the one’s eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and mind. The major senses are the ones that flow, including sight, sound, touch, smell, taste, and sometimes even emotions. The book also explains how to use all of the senses at the same time to achieve this state.
Another important concept that is discussed in the book is the concept of purpose. Purpose is what pushes you to make a creative process of flow. One must find a reason why one wants to perform certain actions or moves, such as breathing or laughing or other exercises that you may do.
Purpose is what keeps you going while performing. For example, if you need to breathe, your body will not come out of your mouth if you do not have a reason to do so. One cannot perform a dance routine unless he has a reason for doing so.
There are many exercises that are given in this book that will enable you to attain flow. One of these is called the cradle exercises. These exercises allow you to control your body movements as you go along.
The Flow and the Psychology of Discovery is a good book to read. This book has helped thousands of people achieve flow in their lives. It is also a good learning tool for individuals who are not familiar with the concept of flow. It can also be used by those who are already familiar with the concept of flow.