Only a few of have the ability to rule the roost whether it is in the arena of art, music, sports, scientific discovery or just for the matter doing good in a profession. A few individuals in their own field have been able to transcend the ego and manifest the impossible and become role models. These acts of enormity demonstrate the pinnacle of human excellence, it is here they exhibit their highest potential so that their name is etched in the books of history.
“Shraddhavan labhate Jnanam” (The one who is attentive attains Knowledge) says Lord Krishna to Arjuna. This attentiveness provides the flow. There may be a sense of floating on waves of “flow”, involuntary action and a complete silent mind. The sense of self may be lost, as the person in the flow is described as unity with his action. There are many scientists like Albert Einstein who become so engrossed in their work that they forget about food and sleep. Their only aim is to excel in their profession. It is in this position they are in state of flow.
It is this flow that provides those people meaning, drive, and zeal to manifest their Sva-Dharma (ones Own Duty). It makes their ordinary occupation or extreme passion gets canalize to their higher consciousness and whatever they venture into will be a success. Does such an individual have no failures? Yes, they do have but they are so engrossed in making it happen that they take failure in the stride and move towards success. This attitude is what made Thomas Alva Edison say “I have not failed; I have just found 10,000 ways that don't work.”
Off late Sachin Tendulkar is viewed by proud lovers of the game of cricket as the Divinity of Excellence. This is one of the reasons why so many people pay thousands to watch him play. So much drama over a silly game of cricket…but flow is what makes that little master a champion. With the game on the line and thousands of people watching, nothing is more thrilling than watching him transcend the pressure, anxiety, and fear to make the sport of cricket worth watching. This is also true in the field of art, music, science and more there are people with amazing talents — we can almost experience divine grace flowing through them………… Am I Right???????