Going With Life’s Flow

It’s been almost 2 weeks since I last wrote.  Even though I had others intentions, life & my illness got in the way.  I had a flair up, which took  me a week or so to recover from.  And it took me another week or so to catch up with my life.  It can be very overwhelming playing catch up, while staying current with my life.  But I didn’t let it get to me, instead I just went with the flow.  It is what it is.

Before my illness, things would stress me out if what I had intended or pictured didn’t come out a certain way.  It really ruined my day because I let it get the best of me.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t plan on writing once every 2 weeks.  I plan on writing as much as I can, hoping for at least 3-5 days a week. And if I can’t then I can’t, I’m not going to stress.  Going with the flow isn’t about my failure or inability to write my blog or live my life, it’s actually the opposite.  It’s learning how to live with my chronic illness in a way that gives me the best quality of  life.   It’s my ability to work with the hand god gave me and making the best of it.  Instead of stressing about things that are beyond my control, I focused on the things I can control & let everything else go.  I embraced the flow of life and the direction it was sending me on.  And in doing so, it created more inner peace, which helped me fight my recent flair up. Isn’t interesting how everything works together, how everything intertwines?

6 thoughts on “Going With Life’s Flow

  1. Love this! Going with the flow has always been my mantra. But also, I feel like I’m always striving for balance to follow life’s path for me and still play a role in my own destiny. I love this quote by one of my church leaders, “You can’t direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails.” (http://www.ldsliving.com/story/73357-favorite-quotes-from-president-monson)
    How have you best been able to balance living life with direction and acceptance?

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    • Thanks 🙂
      For me, my first step to living the life I wanted was to accept myself for how I truly am, faults and all. Once, I truly loved who I am, then I was able to move forwards toward the life I wanted, with acceptance & clarity. Once I accepted myself, the thoughts of others no longer played a part in my life. I stopped living a life that others wanted me to live and began living my own life, my own way.
      Direction, is a little harder for me because so many times throughout my life, I felt as if I was wading, wasting time, not knowing where I’m going. I felt like I was standing still as the world past on by. But what does help me, is letting go of my expectations. That is an important roadblock, that I needed to get through. It’s hard to completely let go of our expectations, and is something I work on daily, in every area of my life.

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      • Mm, I totally agree! I’ve always been the girl with out a plan. Luckily for me my faith has always been a big guiding force – if I don’t quite have all the details worked out I know that God has a plan for me. And I would agree that in order to find the beauty of that, we have to let go of our own expectations. Has God played a role in your ability to find peace with your life?

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