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Going with the Flow

All too often we resist, and attempt to control, the things that come along in life. We get caught up in intense thinking as we reject the people or events in our life; we often want to change the situation we are in, or we want the people in our world to behave differently.

But if we let go of that resistance, or the tendency to control, we instantly start flowing with life.  As we begin flowing with the infinite current of life, we become increasingly aware that those people, or events, or material aspects in our world are there to support us. It may not be obvious, but those aspects of our world that appear to disturb our peace are also there to assist our progress.

As we master going with the flow, it’s as if we are flowing down the river of life at the same velocity as the current. Everything that’s around us is there to support us.

Whereas, when we force our will, and try to control or resist what is, it’s as if we have grabbed hold of a branch on the side of the river in the rapids, and we are trying to fight the current. Resistance takes effort, it consumes energy, and it induces fear, stress and discomfort.

Letting go of the resistance to what is, letting go of our will, and letting go of the tendency to control aspects of our life that can’t actually be controlled reveals peace.  Going with the flow also reveals much more effectiveness in life; we achieve much more and yet we expend less time, energy and resources. And we experience so much more joy.

Become aware of those things that you’re trying to control, or resist in your life, and go with the flow.