The Unfolding River Within

unfolding river

The unfolding river is inside of me.  Whenever I sense urgency, whenever I sense a pushing within me, I remind myself that the unfolding river flows inside of me.

When I feel the planning, organising mind, again, sharing its sense of urgency and desperation.  I remind myself, the flowing river is inside of me.

When a spark of creativity flows from within, bubbling like a babbling brook awakened for the first time I go within and let it gain its own natural flow and momentum.

The mind may call for logical processes to take place, pulling in ways to make it happen, even when the unfolding is unknown, yet it tries to affect change through effort.  I remind myself, the unfolding river is within me.

It is so easy to get caught on minds tidal wave of ‘shoulds’ and ‘how to’s’, sometimes I let the wave carry me, until I realise that I am achieving nothing by ‘trying’ to affect the flow.

It is easy to recognise when the mind is attempting to gain control back from natural unfolding.  The sensations within feel like incessant searching, attempts to discover what will work. Seeking, seeking, seeking…until awareness arises and we remember that our previous attempts at ‘working things out’ brought back no results, only stress, wasted energy and discomfort.

Ease and flow, life simply works better this way.  Struggle less, seek less, allow more.

Relax, all is well.

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Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin, author of ‘When Everyone Shines But You’ is a dedicated writer and blogger who fearlessly explores life’s deepest questions. Faced with a decade of profound anxiety and grief following the loss of her father and her best friend Michael, Kelly embarked on a transformative journey guided by mindfulness, and she hasn’t looked back since. Through her insightful writing, engaging podcasts, and inspiring You Tube channel Kelly empowers others to unearth the hidden treasures within their pain, embracing the profound truth that they are ‘enough’ exactly as they are.

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  1. April 26, 2011 / 4:19 am

    Beautiful!!! Flow with Life. Thank you! 🙂

  2. April 26, 2011 / 1:49 pm

    Thanks for dropping by Jennifer, I value your feedback xx

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