“Not everything will go as you expect in your life. This is why you need to drop expectations, and go with the flow of life.” ~ Leon Brown …
Life ebbs and flows of its own accord–things move forward naturally, in their own time and at their pace. And resisting this current only adds unnecessary stress, strain, and sorrow into our lives. Yet when we allow ourselves to accept life as it currently is, we place ourselves in the best position to recognize what life is saying to us–actively participating in life in a profound and complete way.
When we let our focus go elsewhere–to things that are not real or not of the present moment–we diminish our performance. Many of the requirements of the day suffer because our ability to be completely present in the task at hand is not there. Even more importantly, our ability to experience life decreases–since we cannot be wholly present our experience of life becomes quite shallow and linear.
Of course, we should not simply resign ourselves to mediocrity, or settle for how things may be now if we are not satisfied. It is important to note that accepting where we are in life does not mean that we cannot work towards change in our life–it simply states that right now is a part of that change. After all, life has brought us to this very moment–we are where we are because we need this moment. So why fight it? Why not embrace it and keep our focus centered on it so that we can give our all to it and take the most from it?
Whenever you find yourself thinking about what you wish you were doing, what you would rather be doing, or what you hope to be doing soon, remind yourself that life is happening all around you right now. Going with the flow of life is the most effective way to make your life much richer and fuller, and the best way experience your time here on Earth.
Let life lead the way.
Questions to consider:
What does it mean to you to “go with the flow of life?”
How much of your time do you spend focused on something other than your present task? Why?
What might the present moment have to offer you?
For further thought:
“Acceptance is observation of life and suspension of judgment about whether what is happening is good or bad, right or wrong.” ~ Ron Smotherman