Our lives should be a quest of efficiency. Removing personal baggages, improving and self-awareness precedes fortune-seeking. Contrary to belief, our values are reflections of being in our utmost and forbearing.
We woo people to notice us. Our lives have been the epitome of our achievements. We love to show what we have, do and eat. Social media are influencing us to behave like this. Nabbing the latest and the greatest gadgets, going on luxurious trips and aspiring the highest positions to brag to our friends. If this is our aim, to show and tell people what we have and how great we are – this defeats our purpose of living.
In the great expanse of our persona, there is a section left untapped to most of us. This area has been neglected because of our hedonistic predilections. We opt to do what is easy instead of what is befitting in the long run. Aside from our worldly tendencies, our proneness for excuses impedes our capability to create a flow.
How important is creating our flow?
This is the same with water flowing in a stream. Our lives are big systems of pipes and reservoir that allow experiences and memories to flow.
Whether it is learning a new skill or letting go of bad memories, knowing and mastering our flow defines the outcome.
Therefore, flow is our amalgamation of attitude and aptitude. It clearly defines our propensity to the situation – allowing or hindering certain things from unravelling. It is attributable to character – whether we are or allow smooth flowing.
Often times, it is neglected because of the amount of effort needed to have it. It entails tasks that take a lifetime to master.
Given the long period acquire the trait, required qualities can be tricky to cultivate.
Self-awareness takes a huge chunk of our consciousness. It promotes the art of self question to examine the figments of our character. It is the inward drill to our tendencies.
Most of us misconceive the awareness without duly acting on ourselves. We acknowledge our mishaps but we do not examine and have the inner dialogue. The very essence of “self” is addressing what we are aware of.
Acknowledging our mistakes. Not all of us will take the accountability for our action even our inaction. Most of us will pass the buck and blame someone because it is convenient.
This destroys flow. There is some level of culpability in our watch – even though we have nothing to do with prior outcome. It requires a strong personality to swallow this pill but having a stake increases our vigour to remedy the cause. Acknowledging we have some part to the setback gives us a sense of responsibility to reverse its ripples.
Taking things at face value. We have a strong sense to question everything. However, not everything will have immediate answers. Some questions may be harder to answer. At this point, we need to focus our energy on things that matter.
We have limited time in this world. Getting bogged on certain things is prohibited from having a flow. It is a burden we will have to embrace and let go.
Most of the things mentioned will encompass the deepest reflections we can muster. Having a flow has huge benefits. However, at the end of everything, it all toils to how we live our lives. We are the stewards of our destiny.