Laurence Gonzales on the concept of “The Stream:”
I read of it in his book Surviving Survival , along with his Deep Survival a must read for the modern practicing tactician.
The Stream is very real. Lots of informal terms and notions we have demonstrate this: when we feel someone is “hinky” we are talking about The Stream; When twenty years in LE tells you someone is lying without any obvious or blatant corroborating evidence, you are in The Stream; When some person or situation gives you that feeling: hair standing on the back of the neck, or it”weirds you out,” you are dipping into The Stream.
Some lose their way to the Stream, and its hard to teach “it” without the knack, or to learn to trust it without the validation that swimming in it over time gives.