The importance of environment can't be stressed enough. With everything that ties in to that, cause how can you talk about one thing without all the other things connected to it? It's not like I've readily dismissed that in the past, I feel like most circles/communities I was part of just missed the mark. So I've always been more on my own. We're social creatures though, so you often circle back.
A few things to understand: we're hard wired for tribes, since the dawn of mankind. On top of that brainwaves in group synchronize. The cherry on top: Once group-flow is achieved a neurochemical cocktail is released. Norepinephrine, Dopamine,Anandamide, serotonin and Oxytocin, Which is performance enhancing and pleasure-producing, that's one hell of a cocktail. So it should also become apparent that if we use this towards a purer intent/greater purpose, our life becomes enriched. We could go from basement dwelling losers to high demand operators like Navy SEALS.
Seeing I've always felt (and been) an odd one out, I've taken it upon myself to make my own communities or this case: tribe. A social environment that addresses every level: physical, emotional, spiritual, philosophical. Now more than ever do I feel like those building blocks are falling into place only strengthening my resolve to build a better tribe for all in involved. According to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, your sense of self expands after the actual flow moment has subsided and you enter the post flow state. In return it makes me want to better myself in order to be of better service and support for the tribe. Creating an environment with like minded people that you can still challenge you on all these different levels will lead to an enrichment of self that is inexplicable.
Thanks for everything guys 🙏
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