I caught up with a friend tonight. He said:

Surfing is like riding pure energy. There’s a moment where you transfer natures energy through the board to your feet and up through your body; out to your outstretched arms. Before it all falls apart and returns to the water.

I like this a lot. I’m now asking myself how do I make performing sketchnoting, bass guitar and improv more like this?

Is it knowing tools and process well enough so that you can detach from the everything in your life and focus on the flow. The now. The energy.

Or maybe just focus on that flow and make mistakes until you get to ride it a bit. Repeat until you know the tools and process and can therefore stay in flow longer.