Living in the Flow is Living Without Force
I've been on a beautiful adventure exploring the "Tao Te Ching" through the lens of, Dr. Wayne Dyer in his book, "Change your Thoughts Change your Life". Here I'm going share some of the thoughts I've had in this experience.
In case you were unaware, I'm Rachael, founder and owner of "Yoga on Your Time", a certified trauma informed yoga teacher as well as a certified assisted stretch professional. I've been healing me for a long time and in the last 3 to 4 years have been transitioning into guiding others on their own path towards healing.
One of the thing I've noticed in myself and in others, is a tendency towards forcing change. whether it be in the body or in life. We in the west love that "grind" mentality. That working nonstop towards getting what we want from life: more money, more flexibility, more (insert anything), is the way to happiness. The Toa The Ching teaches us that happiness IS the way. It teaches us that if we let go of the need to control or force a situation, and instead allow the universal flow through you without ego, things begin to happen easily and effortlessly. This is a common theme in Yoga practice; allowing yourself to find ease with in the effort. A sense of peace. A knowing that you are exactly where you need to be, doing exactly what you need to do. This is the Way.
To be like water, without ego, without prejudice or bias. You will be free to be what you, are unimpeded by feelings of grandure or lacking. And like water you will flow and nuture whoever and wherever you land. When you feel yourself resisting what is, take a deep breath and consciously let go of your egos need to control or force it's will. You will find yourself flowing like magic towards where the eternal oneness wants you.