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294/365 Its own independent course of action

294/365 Its own independent course of action

To begin with, and just to clear the air of any suspicion that in talking about consciousness we are referring to some mysterious process, we should recognize that, like every other dimension of human behavior, it is the result of biological processes. It exists only because of the incredibly complex architecture of our nervous system, which in turn is built …

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293/365 The limits of our concentration

293/365 The limits of our concentration

When we choose a goal and invest ourselves in it to the limits of our concentration, whatever we do will be enjoyable. From "Flow: The Psychology of Happiness" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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292/365 Pain and pleasure

292/365 Pain and pleasure

We must also become independent from the dictates of the body, and learn to take charge of what happens in the mind. Pain and pleasure occur in consciousness and exist only there. From "Flow: The Psychology of Happiness" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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291/365 Order in consciousness

291/365 Order in consciousness

The optimal state of inner experience is one in which there is order in consciousness. This happens when psychic energy—or attention—is invested in realistic goals, and when skills match the opportunities for action. The pursuit of a goal brings order in awareness because a person must concentrate attention on the task at hand and momentarily forget everything else. From "Flow: …

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290/365 Nothing else matters

290/365 Nothing else matters

From their accounts of what it felt like to do what they were doing, I developed a theory of optimal experience based on the concept of flow—the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the …

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289/365 Cultivating happiness

289/365 Cultivating happiness

Happiness, in fact, is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated, and defended privately by each person. People who learn to control inner experience will be able to determine the quality of their lives, which is as close as any of us can come to being happy. Yet we cannot reach happiness by consciously searching for it. “Ask yourself …

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