I’ve started making 2 words bracelets (instead of the classic one word intention), as I like the duality in certain concepts. I especially like this one and its meaning(s).
I aim to FLOW in life. Too often I find myself swimming against the current, and it’s exhausting… As the saying goes “what you resist, persists”, and being able to flow with whatever comes my way is a skill I only dream of mastering at this point… However, this is also a reminder to use the tools I have at my disposition. As a Reiki master and a QiGong practitioner, I know a thing or 2 about Energy flow, and yet I still let life get in the way sometimes.
By opposition, FLOAT seems like a pretty lazy activity, and certainly not a proactive one. I happen to think that there is more wisdom in floating than meets the eye.
Life gets overwhelming at times, and letting yourself float can be a form of self care. It certainly beats paddling frenetically to try to keep your head out of the water. Floating also enables you to be in the moment and more present and attentive to the curves of the river.
I’ve had a stressful and frustrating week (and it’s not over yet…), and flow just wasn’t happening. The other night, I escaped to the community pool for 20 mns of alone time. After swimming a few laps (for good conscience), I settled in my floatie and let myself drift away. I gave my surroundings the full attention it deserved, watching the puffy clouds stretching in the blazing sky, while inhaling the blooming jasmines’ scent… Pure bliss (and clearly Universe approved, because there was no mosquitoes!!)!
Some days, all that is left in you is the survival instinct of floating. And that’s okay.