Maybe living in your flow will look nothing like you thought it would.
Maybe it will mean letting go of something that feels safe right now. Or holding that more lightly.
Maybe it will mean saying yes, for a time, to something that seems unexciting and mundane.
Or the opposite! – maybe it’ll mean finding fairy dust (or some comparable thing) in unexpected places and actually nodding a “yes, this, too. This TOO!”
But no matter the details, your flow is the experience of not resisting the Life that wants to flow through you.
It’s not tensing constantly up in the face of it.
Or building walls around your heart or mind against it.
Or drinking to stay numb to it.
Or pouring your hours into that Facebook-email-Twitter-Pinterest loop.
Finding your flow is living the life you ultimately, beneath and above and surrounding all your fears, want to live. And in a real way, too. Not a touched-up for the masses, scripted like a movie way. A real, beautiful, gritty, sometimes wholly inarticulate, unpolished way.
That, oh-my-god-we’re-all-benefitting-from-your-existence flow.
I so hope you find that! I’m giddy at the thought! I have this image of us all dancing our flow like that hippo above.
And here’s the surest route I’ve discovered to finding it: some important, I’ll-know-the-nature-of-it-when-I-see-it type of surrender.
This is all so current for me, too – such a current surrender and dawning of a new kind of flow.
I’m here to be as big of a support as I can be as you seek to find yours, as you feel your fears around it, and as you take steps to soften into whatever surrender you feel is yours to make. I love catching your stories – by email, in comments, or through Deep Listening Sessions. Whole-heartedly, I’m cheering you on!
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Update: Comment #2 is this week’s sketch winner (generated thanks to random.org). Congratulations, Pam! Shoot me your mailing address and I’ll drop it in the mail.