ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Finding Flow: A Moment by Moment Adventure

Updated on June 18, 2013
Finding Flow We Become Like a Wizard
Finding Flow We Become Like a Wizard | Source

“Finding it is like finding playing …”

This article is about where I usually get my ideas for writing as much as it is about the recent insight I received.

Towards the end of my silent sitting meditation a while ago, I started to wonder why an insight to a topic hasn’t arrived yet. The response came immediately: the moment holds its own insights. Hmm.

My thoughts then wandered to wishing, I wish I could go on something like a sabbatical and just do nothing, i.e. relax and write about things that are important to me, the common thread in all I have written about.

The next insight came: No need for a vacation; the present moment and place is the perfect time and place. I didn’t have to go to the beach or the mountains for my soul searching.

Soul was found in every moment.

The Beauty of Not-Knowing

What was holding me back from flow or being in the zone was my expectation of how the moment should turn out instead. If only I could open to how Moment wants to reveal itself, then she will indeed reveal her secret. And the most recently revealed secret is that if I could flow with the present, moment by moment, indeed I will be in the zone. I will be in flow. Here and now I could experience what I was searching for in a sabbatical-like vacation: soul.

What is keeping me from experiencing the moment as an adventure is my preconceptions of things and expectations of how the moment should turn out. If I could shed those off, moment by moment, if I could let go of my ego identification (for example, the past me that I identify with) moment by moment, I will have the key to the moment’s magic: flow.

Going Back to Center

The usual day for most of us consists of being busy with so many tasks. Ideally, we should find some quiet time every day to go back to center to remind ourselves of our current priorities and lesson in progress, which for the next week for me seems to be flowing with the moment to discover its adventure.

Interestingly, each weekend’s sitting brings the life lesson that I need to assimilate the following week.

Soul Work and Magic: Living the Wizard’s Way

This article is only a glimpse of how we can be in the flow. A previous article, “Soul Work and Magic: Living the Wizard’s Way”, also mentions some other opportunities to be in the zone, such as sports and music.

“The Tao is not a thing but a way. Finding it is like playing. It is not a thing discovered but a process entered. Our awareness of it occurs as we move with it. Awareness of it is synonymous with entering it; the finding is the Way.” –Ray Grigg

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Quirinus profile imageAUTHOR

      Queirdkus Ω Ibidem 

      5 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

      Appreciate your constructive critique, Eric. Thanks!

      My being constrained by time made for the brevity of the hub, which may have fostered its clarity.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Writing with clarity on a not so clear subject. Thank you.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)