Just like nature, flow is going to take its own course whether we’re there or not. If we’re not there to plant a beautiful flower a weed will grow. It might not be as pretty, but nature will still continue to grow.
As much as we try to direct and give momentum to the flow stream it’s going to take its course no matter what we do.
It won’t have as much value or be as powerful, but it’s going to continue to move.
After you plant a seed, you water it and make sure it has sunlight, but you don’t hover over it and watch it all day long.
You should treat the data that flows through your computer, your mind, and the net the same way. Contribute what you have, then let the flow take its course; just like how nature takes its course.
It’s not everyday that you meet and flow with game changing, inspiring people that you hold a strong magnetic connection with, just like the power cord and my macbook air. All you have to do is get close. The first day I connected with these like minded people, they blew my mind.
Enter Chase Night of Unbridled Existence
Water. Wind. Molten lava. These are the forces from which Flow takes its name. These are the unstoppable forces of nature that human hands can never resist. They can make laughing stocks out of years of human progress in mere moments.
Flow operates on the same principle. Indeed, flow IS the principle. Flow is always moving forward. Left to its own devices, it remains neutral. It can create. It can destroy. But it can never be resisted. It can, however, be redirected.
The rampaging forces of water, wind, and fire can destroy a civilization, but they can also be harnessed into energy that propels civilization forward. We must do the same with flow.
Those of us who are open to the reality of flow must take responsibility for its redirection now. If we do not actively participate, we will simply be swept along for the ride. And who knows where we might end up?
Enter Mark Robertson of The Pan Americans
Hesse’s Siddhartha becomes enlightened when he listens to the river, which was “not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, of perpetual Becoming. And it sometimes happened that while listening to the river, they both thought the same thoughts, perhaps of a conversation of the previous day, or about one of the travelers….” I think of no more apt, nor more relevant metaphor for the mindstream.
With time and patience, we learn to enjoy moments of pure connection–like the moment at a rock show when everybody moves together. The lyrics could be in Icelandic, but the message is crystal: this is heaven on earth. We can call these moments “serendipity” or “the intuitive back channel,” but it lights me up. These days I’m excited for Monday: I know I will be surprised by some raw new refractive energy.
I’ve chatted the writer above (Chase) without ever mentioning social media or business or metrics or SEO-optimization or world domination or any agenda. These can be good things–tributaries to serve others and create new sources of income. But, in the end, for me “the joy of flow,” is just two or three guys or gals sitting by the eternal river together. Listening. Giddy. Crying. Laughing. Smirking. Flow-ing….
Enter Dan Zubrzycki of Break the Walls Now
Flow’s capacity to coax ideas to a climax find’s it’s genesis in our natural need to work and connect with others. The reciprocal and exponential development of mental energy fluxing between two people creates a power great than that of the individual.
Flow taps into the same logic as the connection with a romantic partner breeds. Your ability to hack into each other’s thoughts increases the efficiency of your work and communication.
Initially wants, needs, emotions and plans have to be exactingly laid out in vivid, precise detail.
Slowly the subtle symbols seem to develop more meaning, a slight rise the hips, a slight roll of the eyes, a shallow sigh, mean more than hours of conversation. Flow also demands the same level of vulnerability and openness of a romance.
To truly access flow the mind must be open and selfless. The ideas are no longer yours, but the ideas of the collaborative. They can be expanded, erased or accepted without reflection on you as an individual.
Flow brings the focus onto the work, not on the individuals.
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