12 Practical Steps for Learning to Go With the Flow
“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 Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. No matter how much structure we create in our lives, no matter how many good habits we build, there will always be things that we cannot control — and if we let them, these things can be a huge source of anger, frustration and stress. The simple solution: learn to go with the flow. “Smile, breathe and go slowly.” - Thich Nhat Hanh For example, let’s say you’ve created the perfect peaceful morning routine. You get angry. Not the best way to handle things, is it? Go with the flow. What is going with the flow? “Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. A reader recently asked me to write more about going with the flow, so this is my attempt to share some of the things that work for me. Realize that you can’t control everything.