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Author David Foster Wallace once pointed out that “the most obvious important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and to talk about.” And this is certainly true in science. In my experience, the questions that reveal hidden universes are often the ones that are so unsexy, simple and basic that they manage to avoid detection for eons. This month’s newsletter is about one of those questions: Specifically, what’s Love got to do with IT?

The IT in the question is “Flow.” While the relationship between our most powerful emotion and our most potent state of consciousness seems to be the kind of basic question someone would have asked already, but that’s not the case at all. Turns out this is one of those basic questions that has eluded our attention… until now.

Grit is the term psychologists use to describe abiding perseverance. It’s sort of motivation writ large — not just the energy it takes to push through a difficult task, but the energy needed to push through years of difficult tasks. …


Steven Kotler

Author. Executive Director at the Flow Research Collective. Gravity Lover.

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