This word and this state has been calling to me for some time now. When I think or hear of flow it is everything that I want to embody, my goal is to flow with life, not flow through life. If we flow through life we will miss so much, being in a dreamlike state, letting life take us away. If we flow with life, we go with it, showing little resistance to things that come our way, good or bad. Being a part of life, going along for the ride, the flow of what is to be in and around us.
We all know it well, or bodies crave it, our hearts cry out for it. The state in which the body, the heart, and the mind dance together as one. The state in which everything is easeful, where creating, doing and being come naturally. We owe it to ourselves to lean into it, close our eyes and take a deep breath, and release any ties to the outcome. Open the space within you that allows for flow to be.
Flow psychology, a flow state, also known as being in the zone, is the state in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. Life should be a smooth even movement, this helps us get through the tough parts, keeping the momentum of life going regardless of the roadblocks along the way. "Flow is an innately positive experience; it is known to produce intense feelings of enjoyment." In a state of flow, your body and mind will know what needs to be done without having to think about it. Lack of obstacles, the thoughts and feelings that generally cloud our minds, such as stress, worry, and self doubt, take a back seat when we are in the flow state.
We don't need to make it anything difficult to achieve, it is just a matter of being there and giving yourself up to it, again my key word is resist, don't resist life and all that comes with it. There is even an ease that comes with hearing the word FLOW. Try to put more flow in your life, if you don't know how, I would love to help!!!!
Turkey Lettuce Wraps
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lb ground turkey
1 1/2 tbsp chinese 5 spice
2 tbsp coconut aminos
salt and pepper to taste
1 carrot shredded
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
1/2 cup shredded cucumber
1 lime cut into wedges
leaf lettuce (red leaf, green leaf or butter lettuce)
2 tsp tahini
2 tbsp coconut aminos
1 tbsp sesame oil
Whisk in a small bowl
In a skillet heat the oil, add the ground turkey and brown.
Add the Chinese 5 spice, coconut aminos, salt and pepper, cook until browned.
Fill the lettuce leaves with the ground turkey, then the carrots, cucumber, and bell pepper.
Drizzle the sauce over the top.