Aspects of Flow

Life is really about flowing, or more uniquely put: your unique flow. When we talk about flowing, are we not imagining clouds dancing, birds constantly chirping, and the sounds of the sea forever. Flow eradicates static, never ending in its drive to continuously change you.

Imagine we lived in the state of flow—as if we were in a dancing state of Life—with subtly soft or loud music, what would that be like? Being in the flow also pertains to the mind. Your can really see some sparks dazzle. Imagine the excitement in Einstein’s mind the moment he found an answer?

In our bodies we feel the flow. The more aware we become of it, the more sensation. Imagine what musicians experience? Bones, muscles, tendons, and nerves synchronize as in a concert.

With regard to sound, which I consider an aspect of flow, I had a very unique experience. Lady Gordina, an opera singer in Russia, requested my presence to sing to me in front of a large audience. She sang, standing three feet in front of me. I was honored, but shocked by the energy she emanated as her voice forced its way through me. Yes, the ears can wiggle at that level of sound.

There’s an explicit flow of information between the mind and the body. All is great when in harmony. But sometimes the body needs some high impact fun, such as soaring. There’s almost no limit to the things you can do…flowing into it all, so to speak. Dancing provides the same thrills.

The body tells the mind to buzz-off. It needs the efficiency of its own body-consciousness—more accurately put, body confidence—the comfort zone. There again, the mind serves to keep the body safe and painlessly in freedom. The mind will make the body conform to its rational demands.

No matter how soft the flow, it’s flowing into an open void. It flows without fear…just into our imagination’s physical form. Flow can be considered a route—a highway towards something, some goal or achievement. Often we hear the phrase, “Get into the flow of things.” Wise as this phrase is, it offers answers to many problems and concerns that bogs us down. Its energy in motion serves to keep our mind and body ready to accept change.

There exist a multitude of aspects that can be added herein, but best if you determine first if your behavior is more dynamic or static. Do you tend to be lazy and seek entertainment, or do your activities keep you hustling throughout the day? My wife uses rocket fuel. I prefer the energy of a peanut. Though we are both achievers, I’ve lowered my octane a bit.

For me, the real frontier of flow is captured by the way we communicate. Think of how many wholesome conversations you can participate throughout the day by keeping each other’s preferences interwoven: the flow gets better. Even reading a book or an article could be considered as a flow, because your mind keeps moving.

Equally important is how you communicate to yourself. There’s an internal motor that drives your unique flow? Either, it makes you become a static rock sitting somewhere on this planet or sets you free like a meandering cloud. Flow can be considered as your mood: your attitude, so to speak. Are you a “Get up and go person,” flowing with daily ambitions and Life challenges, or maybe a person that likes to be pushed into things.

A pond does not flow. Over time it accumulates stale water. In comparison to a river that flows, its objective is to bring inland water to the ocean and serve anyone on its way including nature, animals, plants and even the sky. Life is about creativity and moving forward, regardless of speed, it’s a flow of thoughts, actions and events. Your inner world reflects your outer world. What are you bringing into this world? Life is about the flow of choices you make. So discern: “Are you in the Flow of Life?”

Have Fun, Peace and Health,

Dr. Robert V. Gerard

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Robert V. Gerard brings 49+ years experience in Senior Management, Financial and Marketing. He currently serves as a Senior Partner within Green Way Pavements directing Financial, Marketing and Training Operations. Previously Dr. Gerard was the publisher of Oughten House Publications. He keeps a super positive attitude and enjoys presenting information to enlighten individual pursuits in both personal and business sectors. Dr. Gerard’s educational and professional qualifications include AAS (Associate in Applied Science) in Civil Engineering Technology; B.S. in Social Psychology; M.S. in Human Resources Management; and a, Doctorate in Metaphysical Philosophy and Spiritual Psychology.

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