Is there anything that you love doing so much that while you are doing it, time passes without you even noticing?
I love being with my daughters. And my Donny. I also love reading a great mystery novel or seeing a good Star Wars movie. I love a piece of watermelon, still warm from the summer fields.
These are incredible parcels in time. They are gifts. For putting in a box, tying it up with a red satin ribbon, and saving for a day when it is raining and there is only bad news on the Internet.
There are other times, however, when I feel the FLOW, when I feel like my Muse is visiting me. This is when I am creating. Writing a blog, playing the guitar, making sushi like Jiro of Jiro Dreams of Sushi. “You must fall in love with your work.”
For me, the get lost in timeless-ness moments, are when I am working in photography, writing, studying kanji, or translating haiku.
And I do these things for free.
There is freedom in doing what you love for free.