Monday, May 25, 2009

Finding your Harry Potter

J. K. Rowling has had an interesting career before she penned Harry Potter. She has been a teacher as well as worked at Amnesty International.
It seems to me she drifted from one thing to another untill she found the courage/conviction to sit and pen down Harry Potter.
J K Rowling says that she always knew that she wanted to write stories. She knew her "Harry Potter" (my use of "Harry Potter" is in a sense to imply that which is your deepest desire and your life's calling- work that you were meant to do)

What if you don't know what your "Harry Potter" is?

What if you, feel like you are ambling down life's dark alleys? Deep down aware that you do not enjoy what you do, you don't feel immersed in it. Then I'd say "Just go with the flow!"

Flow is the mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing by a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. Proposed by positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the concept has been widely referenced across a variety of fields. (source: Wikipedia)
There is simpler interpretation of this Flow concept, and it says that "What we resist persists".

So as per this theory (which is also closely related to the Law of Attraction), all we need to do is stop focusing on all that is wrong in our lives, and focus on what is right.

That would mean if i knew i was miserable in my job, instead of focusing on that, i should focus on finding my "Harry Potter". I may not know what it is right now, but if i focus on it, the universe will somehow align itself to reveal to me my unique, true work in life.
I know, on a deary Monday Morning, all this may be a little hard to digest, what with our theories of locus and circles of control and stuff. But sometimes, when life brings you to a bad dead end, and it seems like there is no way out, Hope and a little Flow can probably save your day.

I have a naive trust in the universe......that at some level it all makes sense, and we can get glimpses of that sense if we try.” ......Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Copyright 2009 @ Tanveer Parmar

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  1. Evn sometmes I feel universe makes sense and we r not jst insignificant pieces of bone and flesh..looking back everything seems to hav a valid reason, though when u were actually there u probably thght that no one has worse luck then us!!
    I don't know what my HP is...Hopefully will soon figure out, though I feel a lot of ppl live their lives w/o evr figuring caught up in the world,...

  2. oh btw..wat is ur HP- addicted to blush? Hahaha!!

  3. truly said. i jumped to this blog when i read Harry potter!! i too have read n heard abt jk rowling's lifestory. my harry potter? still finding!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this :) I have never been a Flow person because it seemed like complaisance. Guess I'll have to start hoping on Hope a bit more.



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