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Flow & Silence

Flow & Silence

Mihaly Csikszentmihaly is a theorist and professor of psychology who has contributed pioneering work to our understanding of happiness, creativity, human fulfilment and the notion of ‘flow’ – a state of heightened focus and immersion in activities, such as art, physical activity and work.

I read one of his books about ten years ago while training in Brazil in preparation for the final World Cup stop in Fortaleza. I found myself studying the book, rather than just casually reading it, and ended up writing out pages and pages of information by hand so that I could go back to my favourite parts at any time. Analysing and understanding flow was pretty ground-breaking, not only for my career as a pro kiter, but for my life in general.

Read more about Flow and the Power of Silence and how kitesurfing can guide you the way to integrate these powerful states even into our daily life off the water, in this article in Surf a Vela!

If Spanish isn’t your mother tongue, no worries, here’s the German version, the Italian, and the English one.

I leave you here with the words of Francis Bacon:
“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.”

Gabi x

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NAME : Surf A Vela

RELEASE DATE : October 2016


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