If you’ve heard of the Flow State, you probably know that it’s a state of high productivity and focus. But can it also be highly addictive? In this fascinating 4 minute video Steven Kotler explains the neurochemistry of the flow state (the high speed version) and why humans will go to great lengths to experience it again:
As Kotler states in the video, the flow state is so powerful, AND so pleasurable that “humans will go to great lengths to experience it” even if it is extremely difficult to figure out how to get back into that perfect state of productivity and wellbeing.
Personally, I can attest to this. I myself spent several years of my life studying how to get into (and stay in) the flow state using various methods, from arduous long-distance running, to serious meditation, even to studying with shamans from around the world.