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Originally posted by Aliensun
reply to post by newcovenant
Basically, you are starting to discern a difference within yourself. You recognize the possibility of the impulsive side of your nature that can be spontaneous (of course), irresponsible, care free and "in the moment."
The other part is the rational side. the one that thinks of consequences of your actions.
You are becoming a mature, thinking individual that can perhaps see the outside world as your plaything, but also can check yourself from playing to your basic nature and thereby temper your interactons with that world so that both you and that world are least offended by the actions of the other.
My bet is that you are on track to becoming a fine specimen of a human.
The idea of synchronicity is that the conceptual relationship of minds, defined as the relationship between ideas, is intricately structured in its own logical way and gives rise to relationships that are not causal in nature. These relationships can manifest themselves as simultaneous occurrences that are meaningfully related.
Jung believed that many experiences that are coincidences due to chance in terms of causality suggested the manifestation of parallel events or circumstances in terms of meaning, reflecting this governing dynamic.
Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. Proposed by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the positive psychology concept has been widely referenced across a variety of fields.
According to Csíkszentmihályi, flow is completely focused motivation. It is a single-minded immersion and represents perhaps the ultimate in harnessing the emotions in the service of performing and learning. In flow, the emotions are not just contained and channeled, but positive, energized, and aligned with the task at hand.