Secondly, the term flow is an analogy to water that has entered the english lexicon in many different expressions. For example, to ebb and flow – to increase or decrease energy throughout a something. Another is to go with the flow, to follow the natural state of things and not stop and block what is already happening. The western psychological term has been named after these expressions specifically. There are many other ways in which the term flow is used. Musical flow, data flow, and the flow of electricity all fall under the category of expressions in the english language that use the term to express something that moves like a stream of water.
*Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1990). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. Harper & Row. ISBN 978-0-06-016253-5.
By Dawn Dreams|April 1st, 2015