What makes you happy?

Going with the flow
Lately I have been trying, but have I really been going with the flow? The other night I went to a ballroom dance party. I’m not a very good dancer. I do well following the rhythm but I forget the steps. Yet, when I woke up the next morning, I felt as though I had returned to earth after being away for a very long time.

Samba, Bachata, Quick Step, Viennese Waltz
There are many dances that I don’t know or are too challenging for me including the ones listed above. For even the ones I do know, I only can do the basic steps. I get derailed easily and end up having a good laugh! I get a little frustrated watching the more experienced dancers flowing along the dance floor looking beautiful. And there is that word again, flow.

What is flow?
My understanding is that it is that timeless feeling in which the music seems to happen without trying to make it happen. The ego steps aside and creativity flows from a deeper place. Sometimes it is even attributed to something spiritual or divine. My experience with flow today, is the understanding that it can appear at times I wouldn’t have expected such as while pursuing a hobby. For me it opens up the greater question of what I really want to be doing with my precious time on earth.

Violinist Linda Beers is the creator of the Inspiration for Violinists, a 50 card deck. Each card has a unique image and text inspiring musicianship, mindfulness and spirituality.

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