Philosophy

Philosophy

Why Flow?

Flow is a pathway to understanding who you really are and what you are truly capable of.  It’s through Flow in the ‘Great Outdoors’ that you feel most alive and can learn to fully express yourself – your strengths, talents and uniqueness in life.  Our unique programme will equip you to walk that path and forever help you to determine the quality of your own life experience.

We have all experienced Flow on numerous occasions in our lives, most of which occurred without us consciously trying to get there – it just happened and we felt empowered for it.

This is because Flow is that state of mind when we are not in our minds (self-conscious) thinking about what we are doing in the present moment, we are simply experiencing life as it happens and responding accordingly. 

Throughout history, humans have been trying to understand the meaning of our existence and how to express ourselves fully in life.  There are many great historical quotes such as “Know thy self” and “A man who conquers himself, is greater than one who conquers a thousand men in battle” to name a few.  That search continues to this day, perhaps more so than ever as we try make sense of this modern world we’ve created and our purpose in it.

More recently, the late Abraham Maslow, considered to be the father of Humanistic Psychology came to the realisation during the ‘post-mortem’ life (the period between his first and then second fatal heart attack), that the desire to realise one’s true nature is as important as the needs of survival – contradicting his theory of hierarchal needs.  He determined that Self Actualisation is at first an awakening and then a continual process of becoming rather than a perfect state one reaches at some point in time.

Abraham Maslow – the desire to realise one’s true nature is as important as the needs of survival – contradicting his theory of hierarchal needs.

Flow Evolution shares the belief that Self Actualisation is not an end goal to be achieved. Rather a ‘subtle’ reminder of oneself in Flow as already living into our full potential, in that moment and as part of the ongoing journey in life.  When we actualise ourself in Flow, we let go of all preconceived idea’s (ego) about what our full potential ‘should’ be, self-consciousness disappears! This un-inhibited space is where our confidence, creativity and intuition can flourish once again.

Imagine what your life would be like if you continued to believe from childhood, that you were already complete and capable and all you needed to do was enjoy the experience called life.  What might you be doing now, how might you be thinking, where might you directing your energy?  The uplifting realisation from Flow is that life is not a race, you are already ‘enough’ and life becomes truly what you wish to make of it.

To understand our own true nature,

we must go back to Nature

Flow Evo.

The 3 essential Flow qualities

Flow Evolution focusses on the development of movement, mind and personal philosophy through outdoor adventure. Helping you to realise your true potential, embody the learning and then be able to express yourself fully, enjoying the experience of it all with Flow.

Movement

Your ability to move dynamically and adapt to new challenges quicker. 

Personal Philosophy

An organised beliefs system to support the evolution of desired life goals.

Mind

Your ability to focus the mind, using intuition and perception for clearer decision making.

These 3 qualities of flow are interdependent, with their combined functioning being more effective than focusing on them separately. 

The Flow Evolution Pathway provides training on each of these 3 essential Flow qualities so that you can develop them in a safe and progressive manner, yet from a more integrated point of view.  Applying these qualities in outdoor adventure activities can unlock the many hidden benefits of Flow, where you begin to experience yourself in life as already self-actualised. 

TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS

“A state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience is so enjoyable that people will continue to do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.”

Mihàly Csìkszentmihàlyi

Author & Psychologist: (Flow)

“A state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience is so enjoyable that people will continue to do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.”

Mihàly Csìkszentmihàlyi

Author & Psychologist: (Flow)

“Not to sound too deep or weird, but I think that the times when you really appreciate surfing are the times you’re really sort of becoming one with the nature.”

Kelly Slater

11x World Surfing Champion

“Not to sound too deep or weird, but I think that the times when you really appreciate surfing are the times you’re really sort of becoming one with the nature.”

Kelly Slater

11x World Surfing Champion

“When you do (reach Flow), you get in an extra two hours of great work done in a day and the other twelve are really, really productive-so trying to get that balance in life is really important”

Richard Branson

Entrepreneur / Founder Virgin

“When you do (reach Flow), you get in an extra two hours of great work done in a day and the other twelve are really, really productive-so trying to get that balance in life is really important”

Richard Branson

Entrepreneur / Founder Virgin

“Everything slows down (in Flow)…you have supreme confidence…oblivious to whats going on around you… you just know it (the ball) is going in (the hoop)”

Kobe Bryant

Professional Basketball Player

“Everything slows down (in Flow)…you have supreme confidence…oblivious to whats going on around you… you just know it (the ball) is going in (the hoop)”

Kobe Bryant

Professional Basketball Player