“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu
Going with the flow can help you accept change instead of resisting it. If you stay flexible, you will be able to ride out change without too much turbulence. Accept what is and flow without resistance or pain.
To be in flow you need to have an understanding of the present moment. The present moment is absolutely the only thing we can be fully sure of. Everything behind this moment has passed and everything ahead of right now is fluid. As Eckhart Tolle wrote in The New Earth ““Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”
So now you are in the present moment and it feels like crap! You might be feeling stuck, uncomfortable, scared.
Its natural to hold on tight when you are hitting the edge of our comfort zone, but If you continue to be obsessive and controlling you stop the natural flow, and life is much harder than it needs to be and opportunities are harder to see.
So what’s the answer???
Having faith in the bigger picture and that the universe has ultimately got your back goes a long way. The next key element is surrender. Now this doesn’t mean give up! It means letting go of your expectations and attachments to the way you think things should be, could be or would be.
It’s all about accepting things exactly as they are – that means without the story! Once you are able to do this, those things you were worried about, no longer have any power of you and you are free to see all the amazing possibilities that surround you.
Lets take a moment together, right in this moment in time and take a deep breathe in and out. And on your next out breath say out loud:
I surrender to the flow of the universe.
Everything is perfect exactly as it is, I surrender.
I am divinely guided and protected, I surrender.
And it is so x