"Do less each day, until you do nothing, and everything gets done".
G and I each have various spiritual guides in our lives for which I am so grateful because it's one of those lifestyle choices - what I am for - that I made by moving back to the bay area, which isn't to say that it's only here, but the bay area has traditionally been a place for creatives, outcasts, unconventional thinkers, and although the commercial tech industry is in conflict with the heart and soul of this place, I know that the Intangibles here are still live and real ... But that will be a different post.
Spiritual guides, therapists, life coaches, midlife midwives, we should all have them and not just when our lives fall apart. Or when we somehow believe we are depressed or use a similar noun to describe us to keep us small. Imagine for a moment if Emotional Intelligence had been a class since our Kindergarten years, just like gym class. If Emotional Intelligence were considered an art form ...
But, and, so here I am, being with people who do value emotional intelligence in all its depths, which of course we all do REALLY ...
I have known about the concept of Flow for a long time (still never read the book) and I suppose I try to create "the perfect life" which WILL of course create Flow. Stands to reason, maybe we all do that. Of course our lives are never perfect and Flow becomes just as illusive as that Perfect Life.
Knowing that I'm living the journey now, of being whole hearted, with a partner, with my spiritual guide S and his spiritual guide Cliff. Cliff adds a whole new layer. I am ITCHING to write about the Cliff Box, because it's just soooo amazing.
For now, for today, here is this quote from Cliff, which I am adding to G and my Cliff Box of spiritual things to do, consider, be.
It's pretty spectacular, this: "Do less each day, until you do nothing, and everything gets done". I researched it quickly and then realized I was going to try to over think it.
This is me here - being IN that childlike Flow.
"Follow the feel good", S tells me ... So it may seem ironic, but now I am going to clean my house (maybe) and see what cooking I get done ...
Ps. I am adding this on after moving our very sad and dying squash plant to a sunnier spot. The bay area just has tiny bit fewer number of Rules. That's the part I love ... That's one of the concepts coming to me from S .... There are no rules ... It's a fabulous inner space to live out of ... XO