Figure skater - Going with the flow
Type of Spiritual Experience
The source of this observationProfessor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, when I emailed him, could not remember the name of the figure skater, as his observations were collected over 40 years ago for a book on 'Flow'.
I have classified this as ecstasy, as the way it is described his [or her] ego has been completely subsumed and the composer/ higher spirit has temporarily taken over
A description of the experience
Source: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness
It was just one of those programs that clicked. I mean everything went right, everything felt good... it’s just such a rush, like you feel it could go on and on and on, like you don’t want it to stop because it’s going so well. It’s almost as though you don’t have to think, it’s like everything goes automatically without thinking. . . it’s like you’re on automatic pilot, so you don’t have any thoughts. You hear the music but you’re not aware that you’re hearing it, because it’s a part of it all