Have you ever watched a jazz musician become the music as if they were a channel for spontaneous 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 physics?
When 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, indecision, or fear about the results. They often reach their goal at peak performance and they all report that it feels completely and utterly amazing.
We might call that meditative flow, and it is accessible to all of us.
What’s our peak goal? Presence.