Flow is my July word (see the original 12 Words blog post, if you are just tuning in).
Flow has me flummoxed.
What is Flow?
We hear “Go with the Flow,” or “Tune into the Flow,” or “Align with the Flow.” But what is Flow?
When I look back at my whole life (what I can remember, anyway!), there is a discernible order in what, at the time, felt like chaos and uncertainty. There seems to be an organic unfolding. Sometimes I went with it easily, sometimes more reluctantly, and sometimes kicking and screaming.
I guess I have lived enough life at this point to believe that there is a creative flow or force operating in my life, one that underlies all the individual circumstances and situations. All the things that I thought at the time were bumps, roadblocks, stumbles, and wanderings, now make sense in the larger picture of my life.
Maybe that is Flow.
But in the daily moments, my life still often feels anything but Flow-y. It feels twisty and turn-y and at times inscrutable.
Maybe Flow just isn’t always to be known in the moment.
Yet, I still trust that there is an order, and a creative flow, and maybe that is what is important.
Maybe Flow is right here, and I am just not feeling it all the time.
You can see that I still have several crossed wires about Flow.
However, I trust that even as I write this, my understanding of Flow is sorting itself out, and all will be revealed in good time, and in right order.
In the meantime, What is Flow?