Flow /flō/: the action or fact of moving along in a steady, continuous stream
Flow is not linear. Flow can be fast pace or slow pace. It can feel like frantic rapids, smooth comfortable sailing or like you are just barely inching along. It is the action of perseverance through the hills and valleys.
I recently had a conversation with someone about balance. We were discussing the busyness of life and the unrealistic expectations of balance. I often catch myself saying “balance” but really what I mean is flow. Living in flow means honoring how you’re feeling, accepting there are times of hustle and embracing times of rest. Some days will be busier than others and some will be completely unproductive and unmotivated.
Flowing with life means releasing emotion when it comes up, feeling joy in the moment, honoring that change can come quickly, that pivoting may be necessary and appreciating each moment along the way.
Flowing through life’s happiest moments and greatest challenges. In the end we get through it, it’s not always easy but we have to trust the flow of life and trust that there’s harmony in gratitude and in pain.
How would you explain the way you are experiencing life right now? Flow is the verb for me.