“Go with the flow. Force nothing. Let it happen – trusting that whichever way it goes. It’s for the best.”
- Mandy Hale
Have you lately felt a bit stiff, a bit stagnant, a bit stifled? (yes alliteration!)
If this season, year, election, virus, quarantine hasn't got your shoulders up by your ears and your body in a protective posture, I would be shocked.
Fear and Anxiety are top of the mind right now, it's true. There's a lot of new and a lot of uncertainty happening; a lot of restrictions, too, that we're not used to.
Our first instincts are to rail against the injustice of it all. To try to create some semblance of normalcy, and blame those that are trying to make things change.
Have you done this? Where has it got you?
But, sometimes, doing this is what's got your shoulders up round your ears.
(Imagine banging your fists against a brick wall will you? Bloody inutile I'd say)(Is inutile a word in English?)
It's so much harder to change, than it is to stay the same.
Sometimes, yes, change happens in a direction or in a time or a place that you weren't anticipating, or didn't want.
That's fair, the resistance to it. It can be right shocking sometimes! We're not prepared!
I get it.
What makes it harder, though, is fighting that change.
Change is the only constant, they say. And it's true.
Things happen when and as they were meant to happen.
They are all lessons, sometimes hard ones, and sometimes obvious ones.
But every obstacle, struggle, or bump in the road is a lesson. What have you learned from this one?
So here, I invite you to go with the flow of these changes. Allow yourself to move with them, to flow, to become fluid, and see where that takes you.
Energy goes where attention flows, so get that energy flowing, see what happens.
And you know what, like my grandpa always said, if you don't like it you can spit it out. I got your napkin :)
I'll see you flowin' on the mat.