Monday, June 06, 2011
What is Flow?
Sometimes accomplishing great things requires little effort and other times accomplishing nothing at all takes everything you have got. I am caught between two cliches here: go with the flow, and against the grain. I could be talking bikes here, or I could not be, but let's pretend that I am talking about the bikes.
Riding when it is 100 degrees outside seems like more of an against the grain kind of decision don't you think? What can I hope to gain from it? I am going to do it tonight no matter what so don't get all caught up in Yaying or naying that decision. What I am getting it is more fundamental. What does it mean to flow? Does it mean go along to get along? Because that doesn't sound appealing. When you are flowing are you pushing the pace or holding a certain rhythm? If finding a flow is the ultimate, and it is easy to argue that it is, then why all of the romantic appeal of going against the grain? Is it more noble to do things the hard way, or do we justify that when we do it because it is how we spend our time? Can you flow against the grain too?
One thing that will for sure be flowing tonight is sweat.