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An introduction to a lecture

Listen to the introduction of a psychology lecture to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Nivel de idioma

Intermediate: B1


Hello tunguyenprnt

That is what the professor describes in the sixth paragraph. A 'state' is what our mind or heart (when 'heart' refers to our whole being) is like at a particular time. The idea here is that when we are very concentrated and creative with something at the same time, we are in such a state.

If you do an internet search for 'Csikszentmihalyi state of flow', I'm sure you will see many other explanations of this idea.

All the best


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I love dancing, singing and listening to music. I could spend my entire life doing just that. Yes it does make me happy.

The state of flow is an intense state of concentration on what we do and I experience it when i write poetry or when I am painting but also when I medite. All these are strange experiences where life appear us more full, intense,deep and I enjoy this!
Best to you

agree , I think i've been in a state of flow , I really interested
in this subject , thanks

It is so interested

When I swim I feel this state


Our life is what we think of it!

Thanks for record, it was realy interesting!
I have had experiense of feeling happiness during painting by soft pastel. I enjoy this activity and can waste hours for it.

Yes,I have been in a state of flow while doing an activity.I think it’s called passion in some other way.For me,I’m in a state of flow when I dance.I’m really happy whenever I dance .So,I agree with this definition of hapliness.