‘THINGS FLOW DIFFERENTLY WHEN WE LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVE
RATHER THAN FIGHT THE WAVE’
For a long time when things just weren’t ‘flowing’ in life or business I took it as a sign I needed to dig deeper, try harder, push myself further. After all aren’t we taught to never give up, stay strong, be resilient during tougher times?
If things weren’t working out, I often believed I was at fault, my shortcomings, inabilities, responsible for the lack of progress.
Then there came a time when this paradigm no longer sat right for me anymore. So as I often do in life, I tried a little experiment on myself. Giving myself permission to create a new paradigm one where I had options, where I could make a choice, where I no longer had to continuously push myself through at any cost.
SURRENDERING & LETTING GO
When something wasn’t in flow I’d let it go – be it for an hour or two, a day, a week or sometimes even longer.
Of course I had some parameters around this to deter myself from an endless cycle of Netflix binging or my sneaky procrastination tendency getting the better of me.
Before letting it go I’d delve deep with some objective self enquiry & tap into my intuition (which we can all access) to uncover what was really in my best interest at that time.
Confidently accessing your own intuition (gut instinct, inner knowing, higher self, inner voice, 6th sense, heart intelligence, inner GPS whatever you call it) in our everyday life can be such an empowering tool. Admittedly it takes a fair bit of courage to allow this side of ourselves to take the reins & guide us in our actions.
However for me it has an immeasurable impact (for the better). I’ve become a lot more productive – with a lot less time invested, not quite to the level of the ‘4 hour work week (a book by Tim Ferriss) I’m still a work in progress 😉. My sense of fulfilment has skyrocketed, anxiety & worry are subsiding, & my high levels of self doubt & 2nd guessing are becoming a thing of the past.
So if you find yourself in a place where things aren’t quite flowing, how about experimenting with riding the wave?
It doesn’t need to be a big or reckless action, start small & see where it takes you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀