Learning to go with the flow is part of creating your best life & will help your children create theirs . . .
People think of different things when they hear “go with the flow”. For our purposes though, and for the purpose of creating our best lives and helping our children create theirs:
- It means knowing that whatever you resist, persists.
- It means taking the path of no resistance.
- It means knowing that everything happens for a reason.
- It means living life effortlessly and easily.
- It means connecting to something greater than yourself .
- It means acceptance.
- It means not getting in your own way.
- It means trusting your intuition.
“Cooperate with your destiny, don’t go against it, don’t thwart it. Allow it to fulfill itself.” Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents, quoting Nisargadatta Maharaj, p 97
It means opening yourself up to the flow and being aware when you’re in it, and when you’re not.
You know you’re in the flow when things are easy, when everything lines up perfectly, when you receive a sudden burst of inspiration, or a creative idea, when time doesn’t matter because you’re so involved and loving whatever you’re doing.
It means being like nature which takes the past of least resistance. When a trees’ roots are blocked by something they’ll spread out in a different direction, they don’t fight whatever is in their way, but work their way around it. The river doesn’t fight the fallen tree or the rock, but goes around it, over it, forms a new path.
We need to be like the tree roots and the flowing river, we need to be in the flow and go with the flow. When obstacles comes into our lives, as they do, instead of fighting them, we need to accept them and find a way over or around, to continue on our life’s journey, embrace change and go with the flow . . .
“The simple phrase “Go with the flow” is actually very significant spiritually. The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus declared that life is like a river – you cannot step into it in the same place twice. Existence is always new . . . ” Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents,, p 97
“The Law of Least Effort bids us to recognize the newness of life by allowing it to unfold without interference. It tells us to be in the moment, to look for Nature’s help, and to stop blaming anyone or anything outside ourselves.” Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents, p 97