Going With The Flow
Go with the flow dude! Lol, there’s truth to it for sure! Very early on in my spiritual walk I had a vision
of myself standing in a river with water up to my stomach while holding a trash can lid in each hand. I
was standing there leaning into the current trying to hold the water back. I kept struggling, trying to get
a better foothold to make my stand against the oncoming rush of water. The water effortlessly when
around me, over the lids, around them, under them, I simply couldn’t hold it back.
Suddenly I heard an idea raise within me that said – why don’t you lean back, go with it instead of
against it and see where it takes you? This isn’t working anyway, what do you have to lose? So I did. I
leaned back and the river lifted me up and I floated down the river on my back. As I did, I noticed all the
beauty of the journey. The flow took me around bends and showed me beautiful cliffs and sandy
beaches, chose which way to go at forks for me only to take me to more beauty.
This is when I understood that I had been fighting against life’s currents for many years, trying to do it
my way from my limited perspective. Fighting a losing battle against the flow of life. Life didn’t want do
fight, it didn’t want to struggle and it didn’t, it just went the way it was going the whole time no matter
what I did. Only when I learned to open up and trust did I experience the joy of the journey, the beauty
that was there and the effortlessness of the trip.
There’s nothing wrong with life or it’s flow. We often think that things aren’t right because they’re not
going the way we want. What if we learned to stop struggling and go with the reality of what is
happening through acceptance?
This brings us to a central Spiritual Law that states: all suffering is resistance to what is. If we stop
resisting what is, we’ll stop suffering. This doesn’t mean that we can’t make adjustments to our sails or
to lean left or right depending on what we’d like to experience. It simply means that we don’t fight
against the flow. What ever is happening isn’t good or bad, it just is. If we’d like to steer away from the
direction we’re going, we can do that. What we can’t do is judge life’s flow as wrong and stand in the
middle of it trying to hold it back. It simply won’t work.
So relax, everything is fine, life knows what it’s doing and where it’s going. Keep your eyes open and
steer towards what you want but don’t take it all so seriously. At the end of the ride, you get off and
you’re eternal…you go back to Love. From this perspective, life can be much more enjoyable. So enjoy
the ride and take in the beauty along the way.
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