Flow

: to move in a steady and continuous way
: to issue or move in a stream : circulate
: rise
: abound
: to derive from a source

 

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Flow (v.): Old English flowan “stream, issue; become liquid, melt; abound,” from Proto-Germanic, flowan (cognates: Middle Dutch vloyen, Dutch vloeien, vloeijen, Old Norse floa “to deluge,” Old High German flouwen “to rinse, wash“), probably from pleu-“flow, float.” The weak form predominated from 14th century, but strong past participle flown is occasionally attested through 18th century.

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“I am, I know I am, the use of God’s limitless opulence and supply.”

Malti Bhojwani (personal life coach, corporate and retreat facilitator and author)

Bio Source:

www.maltibhojwani.com/meetmalti.html

“The River is everywhere.”

Hermann Hesse (1877-1962, German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter; best known for writing Stepphenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each explored the individual’s search for authenticity; and the recipient for The Nobel Prize in Literature in1946.)

Bio Source:

www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1946/hesse-bio.html

“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.”

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926, Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist. Lee Siegel of “The Atlantic” magazie wrote in the April 1996 edition: ”More than any other modernist poet, Rilke gave ironic, tender, and sometimes despairing expression to the tumult between modern men and women.”)

Bio Source:

www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1996/04/to-work-is-to-live-without-dying/376572/

“Spend more time doing things that make you forget about the time.”

Charlotte Eriksson (songwriter, recording artist, dreamer, wanderer, writer and author)

Bio Source:

www.charlotteeriksson.com

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

Alan W. Watts (1915-1973, British-born American philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter of Eastern philosophy.)

Bio Source:

alanwatts.com

“Nothing that is good can become stuck – and if it is stuck, it can’t be any good!”

Silvia Hartmann (German-born researcher, systems designer, and author)

Bio Source:

silviahartmann.com

“You’ve heard poets talk about, poems flowing out of their bodies; painters, they get on a roll. You all have seen the musician, when they are in that state, the guitar, the piano, whatever instrument just becomes part of their body, their ego is completely gone and it is just their connection to the art, their connection to the emotions they are trying to share with the audience- that is pure flow.”

Chase Jarvis (b. 1971, American professional photographer, director, artist, and entrepreneur)

Bio Source:

www.chasejarvis.com

“Peace is life. Love is life. No river holds a grudge against a rock in its path. No leaf refuses to blow in the breeze. No plant denies water or sunshine. We, as human beings, have the gift of self-awareness, but this gift quickly turns to self-destruction if we do not learn to use it. We must learn to turn our minds towards the peace and love that we are flowing within at any given moment. This is the key to serenity. This is The Love Mindset.”

Vironika Tugaleva (life coach, award-winning author, and inspirational speaker)

Bio Source:

www.vironika.org

Meditation

“Spend more time doing things that make you forget about the time.”

— Charlotte Eriksson

“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Are you aware that we are now able to expand and collapse time as we need it?  Time is becoming less linear and more quantum.

Haven’t you noticed when a moment can feel like an eternity?  It happens during those occasions when we are fully present and immersed in those co-creations that bring us immense joy.

We are becoming more mindful that linear time a measurement of our progress, and should not the sole driver of our lives.  This is when we lose time.

What matters more is the beauty and ecstasy of being a part of the unified flow of creation, something bigger than ourselves, able to plug into the Power Source that is unlimited.

During these quantum moments we can step effortlessly through a veil from ordinary reality to a cosmic state of being and wonder.

These Zen moments happen for us individually at different stages depending on our spiritual practices.  It can be while listening to music, watching a profound movie, in meditation, taking a walk, running a marathon, while climbing a mountain, or holding a child.  It depends on who we are individually, what brings meaning and fulfillment to our lives.

When I sit at my power spot by my favorite lake, I am awe-struck by the lake’s infinite beauty.  For me, the lake is a master teacher sharing her secrets on how she loves and gives unconditionally by being ever changing.  She is unlimited in her vibrations and flows, and  her wave patterns do not always coincide with the wind or from the ripples of the boats that glide, sail, or speed across her.

The lake is one of many living beings on this planet that can teach us what it means to become flow.

As we begin to shift down and end this year, let us be more conscious of our own ebb and flow.

With Love, Tonya

 

 

 

 

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