Ever had one of those “AHA!” moments? You know, where your brain’s analyzed understanding intersects with your heart’s knowing? Suddenly, the feeling connects with the words. There is an exileration as if you have just discovered the meaning of life – and you have! (On that subject anyway…) Immediately after the exhileration comes feelings of calm and rightness, like your inner lens has finally brought into focus the true image, and it is more beautiful than first imagined. The full body/mind/spirit connection on this particular thing has now solidified and is part of your knowing for all time. What a rush!
Have you also noticed that this clarity happens when you least expect it? It didn’t come to you when you were thinking hard about it. It didn’t come to you when you were analyzing how others came to understand it and then became frustrated with yourself for not “getting it.” Clarity comes when you least expect it, and therefore, you are not resisting it. Simply put, clarity comes when you are in your flow.
There is a saying about how your ship comes in over calm seas. If the water is turbulent, the ship cannot rendevous with you. Oh, you can jump up and down on the dock screaming at the ship to hurry up, but oddly enough, that just seems to make the storm worse. You might decide to try to take control of the situation by rowing out to the ship, but that might be more than you bargain for; while you may eventually reach the ship by rowing feverishly against the current, you may be too exhausted to even tie up to it. That’s about the time you realize, as you lay in the boat too tired to move, that the ship is now racing by you to the dock. And where are you? Not there!
Clarity is like a ship. Being in your flow is like calm seas. When you realize that the analytical thinking route is like swimming upstream, stop swimming. Go do something that brings you joy, laughter, new interest. When the random thought of the clarity you seek creeps up, say to yourself, “It’s coming. I am in my flow, and my flow always takes me where I desire to go, so there’s no way I will miss it.” Then go back to having fun and being happy. That’s how you know you are in your flow – you feel good! Since you know that your flow is taking you where you want to go, relax and enjoy the ride – no rowing necessary. Keep your focus on fun and doing things that bring you happiness, and I promise you that clarity will soon rendevous with you in exhilirating, wonder-filled, amazing ways!