Anybody who remembers the ’60’s remembers the phrase, “going with the flow.” This meant of course that you were mellow and nothing would deter you from just letting things happen. Like the photo, it’s like going down a lazy river. However, it also means letting life flow and stop resisting what is, because control is just an illusion. Remember the Borg and their motto “resistance is futile?”
Change as everybody has heard is the one thing that is always consistent. Yet we resist. Our fear gets in the way of wanting life to be an experience. We’ve been trained since birth it’s the outcome that matters most. If that is the case, then how do we become the person that lives inside us? Isn’t it our experiences that really make us who we are? The outcomes are just the icing on the cake.
Look at this from a different perspective, what if we just lived the outcomes? Who would we be then? An empty shell that only drives us to the destination without a journey? I believe it would be a life without learning, no curiosity, and in my opinion, just plain boring. There would be no enjoyment of beauty, peace, laughter, our surroundings, or love.
Where’s your curiosity, your adventure, your willingness to experiment? Is it all going with the flow or is the finish line your only focus? How meaningful is that outcome vs. the experience of getting there? Is the resistance you’re feeling making the outcome richer?
Embrace the choices that lie before you.
I’m listening and would love to hear your opinion.