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Chello players, Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic, remind us what it means to be alive, to create, to live in flow, as described by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi [ˈtʃiːksɛntmihaːji ˈmihaːj.]

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi [ˈtʃiːksɛntmihaːji ˈmihaːj]

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is best known for developing the notion of flow, the psychology of happiness and creativity. He has been described by Martin Seligman, former president of the American Psychological Association, as the world's leading researcher on positive psychology.

Csikszentmihalyi once said: "Repression is not the way to virtue. When people restrain themselves out of fear, their lives are by necessity diminished.

Only through freely chosen discipline can life be enjoyed and still kept within the bounds of reason."[1]

In his seminal work, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Csíkszentmihályi outlines his theory that people are happiest when they are in a state of flow— a state of concentration or complete absorption with the activity at hand and the situation. It is a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. The idea of flow is identical to the feeling of being in the zone or in the groove.

(1) "Virtue Quotes & Quotations". Retrieved 19 January 2014.

220px-Mihaly_CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi Hungarian:[ˈtʃiːksɛntmihaːji ˈmihaːj] was born September 29, 1934, in Fiume, Italy (now Rijeka, Croatia, Europe) is a Hungarian psychology professor, who emigrated to the United States at the age of 22.

Now at Claremont Graduate University, he is the former head of the department of psychology at the University of Chicago and of the department of sociology and anthropology at Lake Forest College.