Can you enter ‘Flow State’ at will? Steven Kotler explains
Steven Kotler wrote my favorite book just over 15 years ago, West of Jesus. It’s not about Jesus. It’s a bit like surfing. Well, it’s mostly about surfing, but really, it’s about the science behind man’s need to put spiritual belief into something like surfing. This inevitably led him down a rabbit hole to wonder why and how humans create a belief in anything. So in that sense, yes, it’s also about Jesus. I suppose.
Anyway, after digging surfing, science and the origins of belief, Kotler has been strongly dedicated to understanding human peak performance. Specifically, it has become the first name most people think of when the topic of “flow” comes up – being “in the zone” or being so engrossed in something that time seems to slow down, reactions become automatic, etc. This is obviously a useful area to enter if you are surfing.