Where’s Your Flow Point?
I’ve been asked this question a lot lately so I thought it was time to share it here on the blog…
Knowing when you’re in flow is the secret to living a life that you love.
Flow can be defined as feeling that you’re consistently in the right place at the right time, doing the right things. It’s kind of like an earthly “enlightenment” where you “know” what’s for your highest good in each moment. Sometimes that highest good is you taking care of your most significant priorities and sometimes it’s you doing absolutely nothing. But how do you know what is the best choice is in any given moment in time?
You’ve got to learn how to “read” yourself. What does it mean if your energy is suddenly deflated? What if you get a recurring crick in your right shoulder? How about if you experience a need to get away from someone or an overwhelming urge to pick up a certain book? To ask a friend to lunch or to call them? To look at old photos? To have a giant piece of chocolate? Reading yourself is not like consulting a dream dictionary; there are no automatically-defined symbols. YOU are the ultimate source on what definitions make the most sense to you.
For example, physical symptoms can be alerts to look deeper into the needs of your body, or they can be messages about what requires attention in your mental or emotional or spiritual life. Desires can represent physical cravings, or they can be manifestations of deeper yearnings of the soul.
Your flow point is where you’re able to recognize what you truly need and honor that. If you’re tired you may need a break, a rest, or a change of pace. If you’re hungry you may need to eat or you may need to focus on the source of that anxiety you’re feeling. If you’re overwhelmed you need to question your assumptions about what needs to be done, how well, and by whom.
Finding your flow point is about learning to stop and ask the right questions so that your next actions can be based upon your highest good. You actually step back into flow the moment you do this — the moment you ask yourself, “What do I need right now to get back into flow?”