The Experienced of "Flow" by Alan V. Goldman

A definition of FLOW is "the sensation of intense competent mastery over one's environment by the accretion of a series of small, self-reinforcing successes during the course of executing a self-directed goal of high difficulty or danger, and requiring total immersion and absorption as well as complete concentration.” Flow generally induces: (1) a generalized feeling of well-being, (2) a calm exaltation (not a drug high), and (3) the feeling of personal transcendence over the surrounding environmental conditions.