It’s the “or don’t” part of this statement that is a real tragedy.
The flow experience, like everything else, is not “good” in an absolute sense. It is good only in that it has potential to make life more rich, intense and meaningful; it is good because it increases the strength and complexity of life.*
Interiority refers to a richer perceptual universe and awareness of self.**
We’re born with basically the same amount of energy: our body, brain, the mysterious-heart sizes are roughly the same, as too the potential lengths of our lives – no-one has grown to twenty feet tall with a twenty-five pound brain and lives two hundred years.
Yet, although we are roughly the same from a distance, when we get up close to people – really close so we can touch their thoughts and their passions – we can see how this energy provided by the universe looks so different. There are not two people alike. Understanding and growing this is what Peter Senge is referring to as interiority and what it leads to is flow.
But there’s still that “or not” hanging menacingly over so many. Many are learning to focus there energy so it looks like so much more while others don’t focus it and it looks less.
We learn to focus our energy through being open to one another’s. Those we see with high amounts of energy have likely been supported by at least one other – perhaps something they’ve read or a special person in their lives. It means that, unless more of us turn up in our energy, we won’t know what we can be capable of individually or together.
The good news is, it’s never too late to begin.