Have you ever watched a jazz musician become the music—as if they were a channel for the spontaneous flow of audible genius from on high?
Have you ever watched a gymnast tuck, twirl, flip and fly through the air in ways that seem to defy the laws of physics?
When these performers are expressing at very high levels of potential and creativity, they are inhabiting a space referred to as “the zone.” Their minds are fully connected to the current activity and their attention is completely absorbed in the present moment without the mental burden of worry, doubt, or fear about the results. They often reach their goal at peak performance and they all report it feels completely and utterly amazing.
Presence is doorway to the zone. Meditative flow supports presence—and it is accessible to us all.