While I have been aware of the concept of flow, I did not know that it was also referred to as flow. I have known of it in the context of losing oneself in something that one is intensely involved in.
I experience flow, more so now than ever before. I tend to do only what I like to do, as far as is possible. And this makes it easy to lose myself in the ‘flow’ of things. Complete immersion. It leaves me with a sense of deep satisfaction. And I don’t even need for the outcome of what I am doing to be necessarily fruitful. It could be an intense interaction with an article that I find engaging. Or a problem that I am trying to work my way through. It’s a very meditative process. Gautama Buddha has said that the mind is a monkey. To calm the mind and concentrate is meditative.
Concentrated, effortless concentration, I believe, comes only when one loves what one is doing and is completely immersed in the interaction.