Going With the Flow — Of Time and of Rivers

Time and Tide

Time flows, and you can, too.

Going with the flow is a phrase that pops up frequently.

Maybe you’re thinking about it as you look ahead to your weekend.

It sounds nice, doesn’t it? But what does it actually mean?

And most especially, what does it mean as it relates to you and your time?

Going with the flow…

Rivers flow, and time flows. And both can feel relentless sometimes. So does going with the flow mean letting go, or even giving up, and just floating along?  Letting the current take you wherever it wants to?

Right now I’m watching leaves uncurl outside my window.  The air is beginning to be perfumed with the scent of flowers opening. Birds are singing everywhere, as the sun rises on a new day.

Spring is such a wonderful time of year, presenting so many tender and dazzling moments.

And yet these spring days, like everything else, flow in the unchanging river of time. And yes, sometimes it can feel relentless.

The river…

The river of time doesn’t change, and yet it carries and changes everything.

The daffodils that pushed through the earth in April and blazed in the sun were beautiful. But they peaked and now they have gone by.

Next come the lilacs, as the apple blossoms get ready to burst.  The floor of the forest turns green, as does its ceiling. Everything is in motion and changing, as the river of time flows.

Where are you?

Perhaps there are weddings, graduations, or other occasions on your horizon.  Benchmarks and events bring reflections about the passage of the years.

As you look back over your life, and ahead toward your future, or even just ahead toward this unfolding day, how do you feel about the river of time?

  • Do you try to paddle back upstream, against the current?
  • Are you eager to move around the bend that lies just ahead?
  • Do you go with the flow and enjoy the ride?

How do you relate to this river? Are there things you’d like to change? Different choices you’d like to make?

Want help going with the flow?

Time is pure potential. You decide how to use it; and once you do, it’s gone.  That’s why it’s so important to build on your best time choices.  If you feel like your time slips through your fingers, then you’ll want to claim your copy of my complimentary “Daily Choices Template:  Proven Strategies for Tracking Your Best Time Choices Today, Tomorrow & All Year!” There’s no time like the present – to start moving toward the future you envision for yourself.


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