I’m often struck by the exquisite nature of timing. Timing, as they say, is everything. You can have a great idea, but if the timing isn’t right, that idea might not get very far. On the other hand, you might have what could be thought of as merely an okay idea, but if the conditions are ripe for it, you can get a lot of mileage out of it.
Life is like that.
Timing, I’ve found, is very sensitive to how much we trust the process. What process? Pretty much anything in life, to be honest. Part of living intentionally involves having faith that things are as they should be and that you’re on track to getting to where you want to be. That “where” could be a place, a job, a promotion, a state of health and well-being or maybe the state of a relationship. You may recognize that “here” isn’t where you’d necessarily like to be, but if you can accept that it’s where you needed to go through on your way to your destination, everything goes a lot easier.
Everything in this universe flows. Things are easier when we learn to recognize a particular flow and work with it rather than against it. The differences can be very subtle, too. Can you feel the difference between moving toward peace and a war against drugs? Finding the flow of a situation enables you to work effectively within its domain. If you’re focused on a war against drugs, invariably you’ll become embroiled in conflict because of the struggle against the natural flow that embodies the domain. Flow in the domain of drugs might lead one to create incentives for coca farmers to change to different crops. Machine guns might be extremely motivating, but they tend to be less than inspirational.
The more you can feel the flow of a situation and work within it, you’ll find yourself moving smoothly and easily, accelerating toward your goal and getting to your destination faster than you imagined possible. Keep looking for the signs that you’re in the flow. When you find yourself fighting against the flow, shift your direction gently and find ways to achieve your objective that involve less of a fight. When you do, you’ll see that things truly are as they should be and that you’ve lived every moment of your life to arrive at precisely where you are right now.
Rejoice in that.
Love, Light and Laughter,
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