Monday, July 26, 2021

Speed, Power, Flow

These three words are the criteria for which surfers are judged when they ride a competitive wave at the Olympics.

I like them. I also like the philosophy. Maybe speed and power are less subjective, but the notion that judges are rendering opinions about flow makes me mentally whoop with joy.

When I read the judging criteria, I had a flash of recognition as I review my own activities in a similar fashion. It’s not about going the fastest, or doing the most, there’s a je ne sais quoi to flow, or style, vibes, or whatever, that can bring an experience up or down. It’s the invisible, crucial element to a ski run, cooking a tasty meal, doing the grocery shopping.

Life is to be lived.


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