This is a big question: are you in a flowing state of life?
In feng shui, flow is what happens when you have no obstacles in your space. When you feel connected to life, things sort of fall into place. We sometimes see it as an accident or a bit of luck. Some people never get there, always sort of pushing their way through everything, every day.
I’ve been reading a ton about the trillions of complex and elastic computations that the brain can make. Did you know hat we can generate new brain cells, new “flexibility” in our thinking and new habit patterns for our entire life?
This is neuroscience. It gives me chills in a great way.
This means that even on a physical level, you can flow much more. On a cellular level you can flow much more. This is wildly cool.
Here are a few ways to know if you could use a bit (or a lot) more flow in your life…. along with a few ideas to get you flowing today.
Are you in flow?
1. Do you feel physically stuck – aches, pains or even headaches that are frequent and not easy to resolve, but not based on an underlying medical problem?
2. Do you have to force yourself through the day because you don’t like what you are doing?
3. Do you wake up with an alarm, dreading the fact that you have to get up?
4. Do you feel overwhelmed often?
5. Are you having a hard time taking actions where your dreams are concerned?
6. Do you think of the past way more than the future?
7. Are you feeling unable to have things that seemingly should be easier, like money or love, that is not fraught with fear or worry?
If you answered YES to a few of these, chances are you could use more flow.
Flow is how “chi” or life force, the stuff that electrifies life and brings it to life, actually moves through your body and your space.
If you’ve ever been to acupunture, you’ve experienced what happens to create more flow in your body- each needle is designed to direct energy, break up stagnant or “stuck” energy and create more “aliveness.”
This is huge.
You can do the same in various ways every day.
Why flow more?
- You’ll have better ideas.
- You’ll make easier decisions.
- Life will be more in synch.
- Suddenly you will feel like you are in the right place at the right time, far more often.
- Less stress and anxiety.
- More glow.
To get more flow today:
Do 30 minutes of some physical activity. If you are being aggressive physically, do lighter, less rigorous exercise like yoga or taking a walk. If you are doing this type of training that’s intense and you love it, that’s great. But couple it with some light stuff so that you have that physical flow in a gentle way, too.
Do some type of quiet, still meditation. Triathelete superstar Rich Roll was asked one day when I was nearby at a party if he needed to meditate because he had so much time to meditate while he was training. He said YES. That quiet meditation, even just sitting and breathing for a while with your eyes closed, watching your breath, is essential for everyone. THIS course from Charlie Knowles, my most favorite meditation leader, can help you if you need or want to know how to meditate.
Clean your house! The action of cleaning yourself, even just a little tidying up, helps you forge a link between you and your environment. This is a great big way to crate more flow.
There are thousands of ways to make life flow more. Once you get a bit of flow going, follow that path. You’ll start to see the power of being in this flowing state, and you will want it to multiply. Let it multiply. It’s where so much greatness is born.
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