We talk about “going with the flow“, almost as if it is the opposite of “going against the grain”.
But flow is not always smooth. Flow can be soft and easy, but it can be powerful and turbulent too.
When I was walking along this beach I was aware of the flow of the air on my face, the flow of the heat from the sun, the flow of the light through the sky, onto the water and the sand making it sparkle and shine. I was aware of the flow of the tides, as the sea receded to reveal silver sand and countless shells. Then suddenly there was a surge of sound. A rushing, white, world-filling sound. I looked up from the shells to the edge of the sea and saw a wave running up fast onto the beach. The water crashed onto the wet sand, fizzed and foamed, and was gone. In that moment I was aware of the flow of energy in the vast sea.
Flow is my verb for this week, from my A to Z of Becoming.
How can we “go with flow”?
I think it all begins by becoming aware of it.
I think it can begin by feeling the flow – the flow of the air in the wind, the flow of temperature in heat and in coolness on your skin, the flow of light as it sparkles and shines and creates shadows, the flow of water in the movement of the tides, the waves and the clouds, the flow of sound in the songs of the birds, the crashing of waves on a beach, the gurgling of water in a stream, the noise of the raindrops hitting the windows, the flow of scents as you pass a bakers or stand at the edge of the ocean….
There are many ways to experience flow. Why not start this way? Deliberately, consciously choose to “look out for”, to become aware of, to notice, THE FLOW.