Flow is mindfulness in action. It’s being fully present in the here and now and responding to the task at hand with curiosity and engagement and an intention to do it well.
Each of us has the potential to do magnificent things. The problem is, we spend most of our lives trying to control how we act, what we do and what other people think of us.
All those attempts to control keep us from the amazing potential inside. There’s something dangerous and inhibiting about that word: control.
Control comes with related thoughts and emotions like perfectionism, suppression, fear, worry, jealousy, ego and restraint. A life of attempted control is a life bottled up, restrained and held back. You don’t control your magnificent side, you let it flow.
Flow is the opposite of control. Flow is the art of letting things happen. You don’t control your way to achieving flow, it happens when you stop controlling and start encouraging.
Here are some simple ways to create more flow in your day:
1. Have a clear purpose – Know what you truly want
2. Complete something every day – Take Positive Action Daily
3. Stay committed ; Stay Focus on your end goal
4. Search for the wisdom (growth) in each challenge – Never lose the lesson that comes with the experience.
5. Trust the process
Keep in mind this is life that your living, strive for progress not perfection.
As always don’t just take my word for it, experiment on your own. Take a moment to see how you can weave these into your life starting today, and begin to make shift happen.
Mindfulness doesn’t require five days in silence or hours under a banyan tree.
Till the next time…