Flow and Inspiration
There is a principle in the psychology of wellbeing and performance known as Flow. It was an area researched extensively by the psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, his work follows a tradition of research that has focused on the best aspects of the human being.
Flow is thought of as a state of consciousness. It is achieved when we are doing what we love. It is often experienced during the act of creating, or performing. I like to see flow as a state of being in connection to something greater. This project is something greater than me. I know.
There is most definitely energy in this project. It has a life of its own. If I can stay in the stream of what is wanting to emerge, I can participate in this. If I go against what wants to emerge, I will experience resistance.
How can I stay in the flow of thing?
The other day I was stepping away from it all to clear my head, and found a box of free stuff. I love free stuff. In it was the recorded lecture and workshop by Wayne Dyer, "Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling". I started listening to it today, and it reminded me of the power of connecting to that thing beyond me. It also reminds me that it is wonderful to live our best life, and we should never shy away from living in spirit.
I believe there is something offered here as a way to stay in flow. As Wayne Dyer states:
"I have learned to remove the resistance from the free flow of spiritual energy, by reminding myself to align with it, to be in spirit in my thoughts and my expectations."
This is a beautiful concept, that takes the forcing, fear and resistance out of the way as the vision starts to unfold.
He talks about creating and holding on to our vision as one of the core elements of living an inspired life.
"The desire to find our way to inspiration involves creating a vision of living in spirit 100% of the time, even if we don't have a clue what we should be doing or what our mission is."
It is easy to get discouraged, and fall into despair, but if we do we lose that connection to spirit.
So find something that inspires you today. Connect to that feeling and know that it will lead you closer to your path.
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