just go with the flow

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Today, I promise to open myself to more than I know and see.

I don’t know where this will lead me.  Experience tells me, there are no straight lines. We have to trust the flow which has brought us to here and will continue to guide us.*

In his book Creativity, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi points to flow being about 1) seeing clear steps (more intuitive than destinational); 2) being able to recognise feedback immediately; 3) having a balance between our skills and the challenge; 4) we are fully focused; 5) and cannot be distracted; 6) failure does not restrain us; 7) we have no self-consciousness (sweet spot humility); 8) our sense of time is distorted; and, 9) we are so in the flow that the activity becomes autotelic – an end in itself.

Purpose and direction do not begin with convergence but with divergence, being open to more:

‘Look Look Look Look Look Look Look!  I’m running away with my imagination’.^

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(^From Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak’s Open House For Butterflies.)


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