Recently, I have been inspired by embracing the art of ‘an effortless flow’, instead of being compelled to hustle and feeling like being really busy is normal. I’m getting used to feeling my way around what feels right, instead of using my head to steer the vessel of my personal and professional life.
YOU KNOW, TO SLAY THAT BEAST OF ANALYSIS + OVERINTELLECTUALISING. ONE AND FOR ALL
This has meant being patient when unexpected events distract me from my work – yes, chakra balance e courses, I’m looking at YOU. It’s also meant that I’ve learned to trust that there might just be a better way, even if it hasn’t taken form in my head yet, or that graphic designer hasn’t appeared in my life just yet.
It’s been a wonderful lesson in trust, and has inadvertently improved the quality of my life. I feel less compelled to do so much now that I consciously create the space for things to flow effortlessly in my life (daily affirmations anyone?)
BUT I’VE ALSO REALISED, SOMETIMES IN LIFE, YOU JUST GOTTA MAKE THE FIRST MOVE.
Like when you want something different, or something to change, there’s an art to balancing that effortless flow and knowing when YOU have to make the first move – kind of like the initial dent in the Universe so that it knows how to respond back to you.
It’s about creating space so that there’s enough room for what you want to make that crash graceful landing in your life. I’ve written about decluttering before, but it’s just as important to detach and let go from the people and the experiences in our lives that are no longer right for us.
In her lecture at the art gallery a few weeks ago, Danielle La Porte talked about this and it was incredibly inspiring. “Winners leave early” she declared, and then laughed as she gave the analogy of “It’s not like ‘Oh, I didn’t get my way this time and I’m outta here’, it’s more an exercise of trusting your intuition – your gut instinct – it’s rarely wrong.”
Universal law states that what is meant for you will never go by you, so in the worst-case scenario you can always backtrack, and hey, if that person, job, house, trip or opportunity is no longer available, it probably wasn’t meant for you to begin with
In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take. Is life about going with the flow for you right now, or are you making the first move to get the part started? Share the love with me in the comments section below.