Saturday, September 6, 2008

Waiting Tables

The quote in the previous post captures the essence of flow.
Striving for happiness as an end in itself is flawed logic .... flow delivers happiness as a by-product and is like something in our periferal vision that disappears when we focus on it.
To achieve flow is the trick .... and that can be though any activity.
I remember my short time as a waiter at a friend's restaurant. At the end of the night I felt absolutely exhausted but it was such a great feeling of accomplishment ..... doing a good job (mostly), interacting with folk, working with friends, earning some extra money ..... a good days work, as they say.