feel the flow – the secret of happiness. is what Mihály Csíkszentmihályi (psychology professor) described in an interview as: “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. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.”
feel the flow:
This is exactly what mountaineers experience when they are climbing a challenging mountain and reach the peak. Feel the flow is focused motivation and a spontaneous joy felt while performing a task. Without activity one cannot experience this state of flow. For experiencing flow we need additionally a certain balance between the challenge of the task and our skills. If the task is too easy or too difficult, flow cannot occur.
Felix von Cube:
Professor Felix von Cube analysed the flow out of an evolutionary biologic and behavioural research perspective. His approach is that curiosity is always present at the start of the flow, because the individual is trying something new. While performing an activity in flow we are creating a “known” out of the “unknown” and “creating certainty from uncertainty is a wonderful feeling, a genuine feeling of happiness.” The more new things we discover, the more problems we solve, the greater becomes our own comfort zone.
Dear mountaineers, let’s enlarge your comfort zone together. The Ecuadorian Andes and our offers is a perfect base for feeling the flow and growing beyond one’s own limits. You decide how you would like to surf the flow channel, either first raising your skills and then raising the level of challenge or right away touching your limits and looking for greater challenges growing yourself as well as your skills by climbing a new, challenging summit … or even a combination of both. As experts in the Andes, we guide your way to your “unknown”, creating more certainty for you and have you enjoying this wonderful feeling of happiness. Further we take care, that you steadily increase your skills and that you do not fall out of your flow channel, neither reaching a state of anxiety nor of boredom.
We share your passion and realize your dreams!!!