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"Go With the Flow"- What Does That Even Mean?

The best way I can illustrate my understating of this common saying is though words of my mother, Carole Provenzale. 

She said, think of "going with the flow" as planting seeds (ideas). After planting your seeds and knowing you have done everything possible in your power (taking action) to help them grow, and eventually the seeds that are ready to be harvest will crop up. I could not comprehend what she was talking about until about 4 years ago.

I began to understand "Going with the flow" requires patience, creative thinking and taking action as needed while also being keen on knowing when to step back and not force the issue (what ever that may be). To have faith in the process and be ready to harvest those opportunities when they presents themselves. Going with the flow means you are in constant motion of learning about yourself and learning how to navigate the goals and challenges you have created.

Going with the flow is discovering your own universal rhythm. This is my interpretation of what it means to got with the flow based of passed down wisdom and experience.

 

 

What do you think of - Go with the flow?

 

Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 

 

Comment balloon 11 commentsLaura Cerrano • January 16 2017 02:25AM

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No sense in fighting with the wind-go with the flow is good advice.

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) almost 2 years ago

Laura

Your mother was a wise lady.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 2 years ago

I remember your mother from the early days in the 'Rain Laura Cerrano - go with the flow - but make your own flow!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 2 years ago

hmmm...sometimes it feels as if life is like a big beach ball blowing down the beach...it is going to do exactly what it wants to...so just enjoy the ride!

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 1 year ago

Hi Laura - this is very well written.  It can be applied to many areas of life.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

   I can paddle my canoe upstream, which can be difficult and exhausting.  Or, I can go downstream with the flow.  The journey is much more enjoyable when I let the river carry me along; with just a bit of guidance and steering from me.

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) over 1 year ago

A good explanation, I like Fred's analogy of the river and guiding the canoe but allowing the river to provide the impetus and energy for the journey.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Laura

I think that's a pretty wise way to think about "going with the flow." So often we can do anything anyhow so why obsess about it!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 1 year ago

Hi Laura.  I've always thought that it was easy to go with the flow.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

This is actually VERY thought provoking.   It will probably end up being my question that I ponder on today as I'm driving about.    I had always thought of that saying as try to get along with people in general.   No need to upset someone needlessly.   You have me rethinking it.   I liked the comment above where someone mentioned your mom talking about also making your own flow.

 

 

Posted by Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It. (Star View Real Estate ) over 1 year ago

Yes, going with the flow means to just take it easy and let the current take you on it's course, and don't try to fight the current which will only wear you down.  Go with the flow and seize the opportunities that come your way... like a life raft or a log to cling to.  Then you will have the strength and ability to get out of the water and not drown!  lol

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 1 year ago

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