What is Flow?
Flow is one of eight mental states that can happen during the learning process which Csíkszentmihályi outlines in his flow theory. … Flow is the most optimal of these states for learning, as it is where skill level and challenge level of a task are at their highest.
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DURHAM 150 EVENT: The City of Durham Department of Parks & Recreation presents “Rock the Park: A Concert and Movie Series – Throwback Night” | Aug 17 | 8:30 – 10:30 PM | Durham Central Park | 501 S. Foster St. | FREE
Come watch Bull Durham in celebration of Durham’s 150th Birthday.
World Relief Durham is hosting a celebratory fundraising event for the clinic – an evening featuring hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a glimpse into how World Relief’s new legal clinic will impact the lives of refugees and immigrants in the Triangle and beyond.
Doors open at 5:30 PM, programming begins at 6 PM, and clinic tours will last until 8:30 PM.
Basic virtue comes from learning how to be. If we have no idea of how to be, then we commit sin and crimes of all kinds. When we know how to be, our hearts are softened, and compassion naturally comes along with that. We learn how to cry, how to smile, and how to experience other people’s wounds. We also begin to appreciate joy and pleasure. Perhaps we haven’t ever really explored pain and pleasure in our whole lives. When our hearts are softened and we feel pain, it is excruciating. And when we experience pleasure, it is wonderful. Compassion means exploring pain and pleasure properly, thoroughly, completely. The Sanskrit word for compassion is Karuna, which means “noble heart.” It is not just a matter of feeling sorry for someone: when we experience noble heart, we are able to have a good time, and we are able to identify with others’ pain and pleasure.
We need to learn how to be decent human beings. That is the basis for what we call “religion.” A decent human society brings about spirituality. It brings about blessings and what could be called the gift of God. This is an extremely simple-minded approach. I’m sorry if I disappoint you, but it is as simple as that. We have to be just as we are. This is not necessarily a Buddhist message; for that matter, it is not even a particularly spiritual message. Compassion is simply a matter of experiencing reality properly.
~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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