Painting by Belynda Wilson Thomas

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead, you relax and float. Alan Watts

Yesterday I wrote my post and pressed publish and it looked like it published but it did not, nor did it save it to post. My time was over and so there was no post yesterday. There is a glitch in WordPress from what I am reading. Yesterday was the first time I encountered it. I went with the flow and today we’ll try again.

Summer holidays are here. I said to my husband, “wouldn’t it be nice to have two months off?” For some of us, this is a dream that has become a reality, for others it remains only a dream. Is it only a dream for some because a wish, and a hope, don’t become a plan and without a plan, it is hard to get from here to there?

Is it better to be a planner or go with the flow? If we only plan our lives where will the excitement come from? If we only go with the flow where will the progress come from?

We’ve probably all tried to bend things to our will, but people and circumstances don’t cooperate. Somehow we need to find the balance of putting our self in circumstances where we can go with the flow.

This blog is an example of that. I never know what I will write. I sit down in the morning without having planned my topic. Something may have happened, a holiday, news, something I read, something I heard that is the beginning, and then it goes from there. Is this the best way to do it? I don’t know, this is the only blog I’ve ever written.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu

If I sat down with my calendar and tried to plan what I would write for the month I think the whole thing would fall flat.  If I didn’t organize my life so I sat down at the computer every morning at the same time it also wouldn’t work.

Having goals is important. My goal is to write a blog post almost every day, and the days I don’t post are days I decided creating a post wouldn’t fit into my day. When I’ve tried to write posts to have on hand for those kinds of days, they are the hardest posts to write.

The same goes for my art, I never know where it will go, until at some point I quit. There are many ways for people to create whatever their soul calls to create, if we listen to the still small voice within and go with the flow we may be surprised where it leads.

When we ride the waves of inspiration, we don’t know where they will take us. If we had to know beforehand maybe we wouldn’t go on the adventure. Most of the things we do in life are riding a wave. We get married and we don’t know where that will take us. We have children and we don’t know what we will face. We start a business or get a job, buy a home, go on a trip. We can plan for some of these things in small and big ways but much of it we have to let unfold how it will.

Do we need to live our lives in such a way that we can take advantage of the opportunities that come our way without expecting to have total control? If we can expect the best, prepare for the worst, and go with the flow will our life become more than we ever thought possible?

Are we riding the wave of inspiration and going with the flow while we plan and manage the things that make a great life?

Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings. Arthur Rubinstein

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