A lot of people are taught, and practice, that going with the flow means doing whatever’s easiest for you, whatever feels natural for you, whatever makes you feel good and comfortable. And if something makes you feel uncomfortable, or uneasy, or causes you to have negative emotions, then that’s resistance and you shouldn’t be doing that thing.
That is a watered down version of the original, more powerful, teaching. The powerful teaching of going with the flow, is not meant to be taken from your perspective. It’s not doing what’s easiest for YOU. It’s not doing what’s most comfortable for YOU. It’s not avoiding things that give you negative emotions.
The truth is; if you are creating large changes in your life, you are going to feel some negative emotions. Things changing, things shifting. You’re going to have to learn new things, do new things, step outside your comfort zone, stretch yourself, make yourself vulnerable, grow into someone different. People you associate with might change, you might change neighbourhoods, you might change jobs or what you’re doing with your life – all of that can bring some negative emotions.
All of those are things you have to do to create BIG CHANGES in your life. They will bring some negative emotions. So if you’re avoiding all of those, you’re not going to be able to make the big changes in your life. The truth is, the only thing that feels comfortable is what you’re USED to doing. And if you’re just doing what you’re used to doing, or what you’ve always done, you’re going to stay in the SAME spot.
The TRUE version of Going With the Flow, is going with the flow of the Universe. The Universe always operates in a manner that uses the least energy for the UNIVERSE. Read that again – the Universe will always operate in a way that uses the least amount of energy for the UNIVERSE. It’s basic physics. And so going with the flow, is going with the flow of the Universe, but the KICKER is; what’s easiest for the Universe, the path that takes the least amount of energy for the Universe, might not be the easiest path for you personally.
Going with the flow is not supposed to be interpreted from YOUR personal perspective. It’s from the UNIVERSE’S perspective. And what is easiest and takes the least amount of energy for the Universe, might be very uncomfortable for YOU. So you have to be prepared for that. You have to be ready to do some things that may make you uncomfortable, may make you scared, may make you feel vulnerable, because the Universe is going to drive through the path of least resistance for IT, not for YOU.
So, if you want to create change in your life, buckle up – it’s going be an amazing ride!