Sunday, May 20, 2012

PAST: CONNECTION EVE: New Culture Intro and Exploration of Ecstatic Flow this MON, May 20th from 7:30pm - 10:00pm in Arlington, VA

New Culture Intro and Exploration of Ecstatic Flow
Led by Sarah Taub and Michael Rios at
Chrysalis Community in Arlington, VA
Monday, May 20th
7:30pm -10:00pm
Free, donations welcome
RVSP requested on facebook or by email
Questions, feel free to email or call  703-534-2298

Explore the energy of flow and learn more about New Culture with Michael and Sarah and other NC folks!
7:15pm: Feel free to arrive
7:30pm: New Culture intro for newcomers
8:00pm: Ecstatic Flow - discussion, whole-group activities, one-on-one conversations
10:00pm: Informal connection time

My friends with New Culture are hosting an intro eve this Monday night in Arlington to explore flow and how to create more of it in our lives and in community. They'll be mixing conversation with dynamic activities that help bring out the wisdom and experiences of everyone in the group. They'll also be giving a short into on New Culture at the beginning of the evening, sharing some core perspectives such as radical acceptance and being "at choice." People will have an opportunity to share about their experiences of ecstatic flow and there will also be some short, fun exercises that will help people access a state of flow and share that experience with the group, plus some time for one-on-one conversations. Everyone is always free to participate or not, as they desire. They'll also talk about how flow can be supported by a bunch of attitudes (such as curiosity, transparency, compassion, good boundaries, non-attachment, personal power and responsibility) to create a way of relating that many of us think is sustainable, healthy, and reasonably drama-free. The evening's workshop will start at 7:30 and go for a couple of hours, and then folks are welcome to hang out, sing and make music, etc.

According to Wikipedia, Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does.

Proposed by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the positive psychology concept has been widely referenced across a variety of fields. According to Csikszentmihalyi, to be caught in the ennui of depression or the agitation of anxiety is to be barred from flow. The hallmark of flow is a feeling of spontaneous joy, even rapture, while performing a task although flow is also described (below) as a deep focus on nothing but the activity – not even oneself or one's emotions. Buzz terms for this or similar mental states include: to be in the moment, present, in the zone, on a roll, wired in, in the groove, on fire, in tune, centered, or singularly focused.

Chyrsalis Community in Arlington, VA
N Arlington Mill just off of Wilson Blvd - email or call for exact address
Metro: This location is just under 2 miles from the Ballston Metro, located close to Seven Corners as well, just off of Wilson Blvd. You can catch a bus from the Ballston metro that runs along Wilson to N Arlington Mill Drive or call Micheal and Sarah to see if someone might be able to pick you up at the Metro. It's also not too far if you want to hop a cab and someone can easily drop you back at the metro. For the exact address, directions, or to see about a ride from the metro, email or call  703-534-2298. 

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