People often ask me about flow triggers. What puts me in flow is different from what puts you in flow. Often, for me, it is music.
Yesterday, as I was writing installation documentation while sitting in a cubicle in a Corporate America environment (my definition of Hell--a flow-killer), I turned on Pandora. I have an Al Jareau Station set up. The first song was "Mornin'"...my ALL-TIME FAVORITE Al Jareau song.
My favorite line in the song is "...and higher still, beyond the blue until, I know I can, like any man, reach out my hand and touch the face of God..." That just pushes me forward into a new place. Everything around me drops away, and I'm able to focus...ah, FLOW!