Go with the flow…

Today I was able to practice going with the flow. I was given a golden opportunity to practice one of my favorite things, doing craft groups. It tested my ability to adjust my thinking and preparation quickly. I enjoy the impromptu group process and discovering the energy of a group of people. Psych, never stops being interesting. you can have a relatively mellow group one week only to have an intense and lively group the next. Flow is a term that I think of often and usually attain when I am in a state of complete creativity and calm. According to Wikipedia, “In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.” This sounds a bit like mindfulness, huh? Well, I think that is exactly what it is and when you reach “the zone” you know because of how it feels. I would love to be able to live in this state for long periods throughout the day and return to life’s other struggles just briefly before going to sleep and waking up to do it all over again. So many things in nature seem to flow as well, a river, streams, wind through the trees, birds through the air, leaves, etc. Maybe we could all use a little more flow in our lives. I HOPE to do better at letting go and really enjoying the flow of life as it comes and goes and I am grateful for the opportunity to do so.