Mountain Biking Day

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Happy Tuesday everyone!

Today is my mountain biking day, and I had an amazing ride this morning. I was reminded of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and the characteristics of flow that he talks about in his book.

Flow is simply being in the present moment. It occurs when the present moment is enough of a reward that we don’t have to wander from it. On my bike, I felt that way.. at least until a bug flew right into my mouth.

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At that moment my feeling of being in flow was broken, but then I realized that I just needed to learn how smile with my mouth closed when I’m on my bike. Once I started riding again, I slipped right back into that state of flow.

This week, I wish all of you moments of flow. Even if there is a bug, find a way to get back into that glorious feeling of flow!

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