Going with the flow is responding to cues from the universe. When you go with the flow, you’re surfing Life Force. It’s about wakeful trust and total collaboration with what’s showing up for you. Danielle LaPorte
Have you ever tried to swim against the current? Either in a river, or at the beach in the ocean?
It takes so much more energy to do this in water, as it does in life.
I can remember some years ago when my sister and I went for a long swim at Cape Leveque WA (yes we found out later that a crocodile had taken someone the week before! #livingontheedge ). We were heading towards an estuary along the coast and it felt so easy, and time seemed to stand still. We were in the moment!
After we had explored the beach it was time to swim back home. The tide had turned! Wow, the energy and time it took us to get back to our starting point was huge!
The contrast was striking.
This can be the case in our lives too, when we are resisting change, digging our heels in, not tuning into the bigger picture of what is unfolding naturally for us. We might feel as if we’re caught in a rip, being dragged out to sea, and, feeling panicky, want to swim against it to get back to shore. Wisdom, and a higher perspective would have us instead relax, and swim sideways to calmer waters, to find out way back to a new shoreline.
This is flow – stepping into the Life-stream, faith in the unseen, enjoying the journey, embracing and trusting what comes, knowing all will be well. It takes courage, perhaps, and it also takes a heck of a lot less energy!
Perhaps it is time to reflect on where we might be resisting the flow, and let go of the edge, and enjoy the ride?
For we know…everything is temporary. Emotions, thoughts, people and scenery. Rather than being attached to it, just flow with it!
Enjoy the ride! Gab
As a part of my own spiritual and personal practice, I chose 52 words to reflect on over the course of a year.