“In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does. m m Named by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the concept has been widely referenced across a variety of fields (and has an especially big recognition in occupational therapy), though the concept has existed for thousands of years under other guises, notably in some Eastern religions. Achieving flow is often colloquially referred to as being in the zone.” – Wikipedia
For those of us who have ever entered into The Flow of our preferred sport, read on.
“I just hit my first couple, and it kind of went from there,” said Schildroth. “Then I missed one, but after that, I hit a few more, and I thought, ‘They’re going to keep going in.’
For games like that, there’s really no explanation, the hoop just seemed about 10 feet wide,” he said.
“The best part was my teammates realized that, too, so whenever they could they just did ball reversals and swings and found me, and the ball just kept falling,” he said.