Tuesday, August 21, 2007

on floating and being in the flow

My friend Dan told me that when unmoored, we should float. Well put, Dan, and true. So I am attempting to merrily float down the stream, feet in front of me, simply watching the passing scenery and just letting myself be while in this vast unknown space I am currently NOT navigating!

Being in the flow has many interpretations (see here, and here, and here for just some examples). I generally see it as accepting where one is in life and just letting go, letting that present state of being just, well, be. Ah, so simple to believe...so hard, sometimes, to practice! I live in flow a lot of the time and often counsel others to live that way too. (It's a heck of a lot easier than being constantly stressed out.) And then there are other times when I abandon ship, panic, and flail around like a really pissed off and disoriented cat suddenly finding itself in water.

Now is one of those times for me, a chance for me to practice being in flow, just existing right in this moment and believing that the right things will happen. Trusting, and enjoying every moment! Just letting the current take me, and enjoying the ride.

Lesson for the day. A spiffy one indeed....


Dan Cullinane said...

your friend dan is very smart...and thank you for my reminder today...sometimes is good when tired to simply be tired and let mind rest...

Julie K. Trevelyan said...

Yes, yes, he's brilliant, that Dan.

And yes, when body and mind are tired, it's something's way (our soul's, perhaps?) of saying, Lie down, shut up, shut off, and recharge already! Sheesh.

Like my cat. She knows how to take care of herself. Sleep when sleepy, hunt when feeling hunter-like, eat when hungry, destroy things with mighty claws when feeling fierce, and cuddle when needing cuddles.

So simple, eh?