Going with The Flow

If you turn on the news, you will hear the news of increasing prices, shortage of meat, gas, diapers, toys which can be very disturbing which remind us of decades ago.

In such a situation what does it mean to go with the flow?

Most of us will still go shopping because we need food and gas. However the state of our being during this process matters.

Do we react with anger, give up, or choose to respond and act differently?

I such a situation, I ask myself the following questions:

  • What part of news concerns me?
  • Do I have control to change it?
  • What can I do about it today and still be grounded?

In my experience, when things change, we are invited to re-evaluate what is still important to us and if there is an opportunity to do something different that may still be beneficial to us.

Of course, I do not desire my standard of living to be reduced. However, emotional state of my being day-to-day is very important. Constantly being angry, resentful or passive are non-starters for me.

I can ask myself, can I still be joyful with less food or less driving?

Can I buy less toys for my grandchildren and still show them that I love and care for them?

Going with the flow does not mean surrender or lack of action.

Going with the flow means, keeping our peace of mind through awareness, being flexible, and directing our efforts on things that we can impact and matter to us the most.

Copyright @2021 by Shervin Hojat

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