What is flow and how do we find it?
Read “Living in the Now,” When You Come Unglued . . . Stick Close to God, pages 71-81.
Flow is the state of living completely in the moment, in the NOW. When we live in the flow, we are not thinking of yesterday or tomorrow. We are not feeling anxious. Some people describe flow as “being in the zone” where things fall into place—words leap from our fingers onto the screen when we’re writing; an hour of prayer time and meditation feels like minutes; we can deal with the frustrations of everyday life with patience and wisdom. Flow is being one with God, the light which flows through all things.
Do you feel more connected with your spiritual self when you’re in the flow?
You’ll need some colored pencils or crayons for this exercise. Open to a blank page in your journal. Close your eyes. Take a few minutes to center yourself. Think of something that makes you happy. Without opening your eyes, express this feeling on the paper. Don’t worry about what it looks like or what color crayon you’re holding – just allow yourself to create. When you’re finished, meditate on what you see.
Hold onto Me, God
When I am afraid, I put my trust in You. –Psalm 56:3 (NIV)
God of Creation, grant me the courage to step out to you. Hold me up should I begin to fall. Be my partner in the dance of this life you’ve given me. Amen.
Share Your Faith:
When have you experienced being in the state of flow? What was it like? How did you feel?