Tuesday, July 25

“Do not imagine that it is you who are doing the work. Think that is the underlying current which is doing it. Identify yourself with the current.”
— Ramana Maharshi, Hindu teacher

Today’s Excerpt:

When do you feel a sense of accomplishment?

Watch “What Is Flow Theory?” (5-min video) to learn more about flow.
For younger kids (12 and under), we recommend stopping at the two-minute mark. The first two minutes tell about how Michael Jordan reached flow. The final three minutes get into the history and theory of flow, which likely won’t be as engaging for young kids.

As described in the video, the experience of flow or wu wei is paradoxical. Time stands still as time flies. There’s presence and no sense of self. Effort is effortless in face of extreme challenge. You’re relaxed despite the intensity.


  • When is a time you felt intense concentration and accomplished something you are proud of like Michael Jordan did?