Day 8: Finding Flow
the Journey IS the Destination
Let go to Let FLOW:
The Journey is the Destination
Invoke Saraswati: Goddess of Wisdom, knowledge, Art, Communication & FLOW
:Om Aim Hrim Shrim Saraswati Devyai Namaha
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
― Bruce Lee
“Always be like a water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind which touches its surface.” Santosh Kalwar
A few years ago, I worked for an outdoor education program, and we would take high school kids out on epic river rafting inner tube tours. Inevitably in the journey, you would get caught by the rocks in the river. Some kids would panic and jump out and pull themselves back to the flow. There were some kids who looked up and around and appreciated the magic and majestic beauty of their surroundings. There were those that stuck out their hands waiting for one of their friends to save the day. And in the end they all came to the remembrance that the flow is always there and available.
It’s really our journey back to the flow that determines the quality of our experience in the present moment. So when we talk about finding flow, of course we need to bring awareness to those big rocks in the River, to the obstacles in the way. That are actually harnessing the force to make us even more strong and powerful
When we are in Flow, we enter into the state of timelessness, of undivided presence, of openness and connection with this moment fully. There’s no division between past and future, self and the rest of life. In this beautiful state of being in harmony with the moment, the heart takes the lead and we drop out of the thinking and rational mind of planning, anxiety, self-conscious, judgement, comparing or critical thoughts. When we are in flow, life seems to present so many perfect coincidences and synchronicities.
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
Now, for some Alan Watts Wisdom:
I tap into flow most easily through the hula hoop. I spent many years, cultivating discipline, going to workshops, practicing drills, and learning how to speak the language of the hoop. Now when I pick up the hoop, after a few minutes, I can tap into that place where I’m fully present and responding to the moment that presents.
We’ve all experienced being in flow before: whether its been through Yoga or through your work, running, cooking, or other activities. The more time we spend in flow, the more we cultivate and create the space for more FLOW.
Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.
The Journey IS the Destination – Our current cultural paradigm teaches us to strive towards a future goal that’s always slightly out of reach, when in fact life is about NOW, this moment.
“The more in harmony you are with the flow of your own existence, the more magical life becomes”. – Adyashanti
How do you experience flow? How do you find your way back to flow when you get caught in the rocks of life?
Let go to let flow beautiful one.
Step 1 – Path of Practice
Do your “Big” or “Small” practice
Celebrate & Mark your “Yay!”
Invoke & Chant to Saraswati 9 x – :Om Aim Hrim Shrim Saraswati Devyai Namaha
Step 2 – Foundations of Flow
Journal the Journey – 5 minutes / 3 Gratitudes
Today, choose a song that you LOVE that can get you moving or grooving or flowing. Play that song on REPEAT as you do your practice to it. Check out this “Pure-fect Flow Favourite Playlist” for some awesome inspiration.
Step 3 – Reflect & this Connect:
Comment Below – What song gets you into FLOW
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