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There is really nothing but the flow. You are not really on the bank. That, methinks, is the greatest illusion of all. You are the bank, the flow, the boat, the rudder. (Nicoletta Baumeister)

Developing a composition is a continuous flow of ideas, where the artist combines, adds, reduces, adapts and discards the various elements in an unending discovery of new possibilities. (Alessandra Bitelli)

I'm either hurtling down the track not noticing the passing countryside, or standing on the platform having missed the train... The two extremes seem to smoothly flow into each other... (Sarah Cannell)

Flow is hard to achieve without effort. Flow is not 'wasting time.' (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)

Flow is being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)

Your flow is as tangible and real as any locomotive, and just as powerful. (Robert Genn)

The centipede has rhythm and flow in its hundred legs precisely because it does not have to think about it. Consider this the next time you move the instruments of your art. (Robert Genn)

The painting cannot be laid aside even for a day; for it takes constant work to keep 'flowing,' but above that it takes concentration, which in our language is consecration. (Morris Graves)

If I complete my last painting without starting another one first, the flow stops. (Brad Greek)

Flow can only truly be achieved when we are willing to let go of the outcome and just play. (Sandra Taylor Hedges)

Flow is simply the result of shifting from left brain to right brain work. (Steve Hovland)

The greatest athletes are the ones who 'make it look easy'...The athletes and others in peak performance states are not 'wanting' to perform well but are engaged in the flow of doing. (Michael Hutchison)

Don't alter the flow! (James Kay)

You know when you're out of the zone because you are thinking and making decisions. (David Leffel)

Release and regulate the flow of your inborn creative energy to reach your artistic potential. (Nita Leland)

Degas had it right. True creativity lies in using everything available in the medium at the moment. I think it's important to have a plan but I think one should also be flexible and go with the flow. (Mary Jean Mailloux)

When you flow like water you bring all of your talents and resources to your creative work... Flow around every obstacle you encounter, including any you've erected yourself. (Eric Maisel)

Flow doesn't come to those who try to do things well... it comes to those who try to do things freely. (Barry Michaels)

All artists know that those paintings that are created freely and effortlessly are the best – let it flow ! (Dianne Middleton)

You are learning too much, remembering too much, trying too hard... relax a little bit, give life a chance to flow its own way, unassisted by your mind and effort. (Mooji)

My life flows when I'm in my art. (Jean De Muzio)

Love says, 'I am everything.' Wisdom says, 'I am nothing.' Between the two, my life flows... I am both, and neither, and beyond both. (Nisargadatta)

I just go with the flow, so any style can be in my music - that makes it exciting. (Yoko Ono)

Constant yet constantly changing / Resisting confinement / Making one's own path to the ocean... where no river is refused. / Going with the flow! (Janine Parsons)

In deep meditation the flow of concentration is continuous like the flow of oil. (Patanjali)

'Being in the flow' is definitely worth striving for. I know when I'm there. I'm tapped into something that is far beyond my ability. (Aleta Pippin)

Specialization is an acceleration of flow. (Yaroslaw Rozputnyak)

To somehow let loose the bonds of everyday life, to close off the voices and let the creative spirit flow is the most rewarding side of creativity in any form. (Jo Scott-B)

Flow occurs in your life when your highest skills are matched to challenges that quite exactly meet them. (Martin Seligman)

-from Gitanjali...
The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. (Rabindranath Tagore)

A big part of my creative process, as well as life itself, has been learning to let go. Trusting in the creative flow, I have gradually learned to paint from the inside out. (Leslie Tejada)

Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. (Chuang Tzu)

If we are engaged and open, we will naturally know how to respond in the moment. This requires faith in flow, trust in ourselves, and committed intention - all fabulous qualities to deepen. (Liz Wiltzen)


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