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15. This Is Your Pilot Speaking: A Lesson in Flow from the Airlines

Picture this: You’ve settled into your airline seat, buckled your seat belt, and turned off your laptop computer, your mobile device, and your iPod. With nothing else to do, you start to read today’s newspaper. The airliner pulls away from the gate, taxis onto the runway, and rolls into a long line behind other jets waiting to take off. And it waits. And it inches forward. And waits ....

As it waits, the jet’s giant motors keep running at idle, their vibrations gently rocking the cabin with a constant low hum. And you continue reading. And the motors continue to idle in their repetitious drone. And you drift off into the sweetest, deepest, and most delicious sleep you’ve had ...

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