July is the best summer month in my opinion. The cold winter is completely wiped from memory, outside activities dominate, and none of the back to school work has started.
I write more in the summer because my day job and home life are less demanding. I use a lot of my free time to write, and while it’s technically work, I experience the flow of doing something just because I love it.
What do you love to do?
And are you doing it often enough?
This week’s intention
When we engage in work that we have a deep spiritual connection to, it can offer a similar experience to prayer or mediation time.
Specifically, I know I’m in flow when:
- My mind clears of the non-stop internal chatter. When I’m focused on work I love, I’m also enjoying the rare mental silence that allows my heart to awaken to “being” and not just doing.
- I find my place in the world. When I write, I feel part of a system that connects us all at our core. I know I’m doing what I’m called to.
- Peace comes over me. This one is hard to describe, but I feel no doubt or second guessing about where I am and what I’m doing. I just relax in gratitude.
My intention is to spend more time in flow.
How often do you experience the things I described above?
If you aren’t in a state of flow as often as you’d like to be, spend this week journaling on how you might invite more flow into this summer (and your life overall).
What activities put you in a completely different state of mind? Is there a way for you to do more of the work you love (even if unpaid)? How are you spending your free time and would you benefit from making changes?
Think on it and I’ll see you next week!
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