I vaguely remember the first time it was suggested that I “go with the flow”. It irritated me at the time. Maybe it’s because I’m earthy? But I did listen and as years went by, I met with this message many times in a myriad of ways. Going with the flow is the key to happiness?
Unknowingly, I was influenced by this. Flow around obstacles, right? It makes sense. The idea suits Saturn mashed with Neptune which is a feature in my chart. You hear something over and over the next thing you know, you’re living it.
I now think “going with the flow” can be a stupid thing to do. This concept trains you to remain passive and acquiesce to…whatever.
That’s bad enough but the real cost adds up when you acknowledge the importance of, “the school of hard knocks”. If you never stand against something or encounter a hard edge or apply counter-pressure or push back in any way, how will you develop your muscles and your spine? How about your character? Your soul?
I no longer think we’re meant to “go with the flow”. A tadpole, maybe, but not a human being.
If is has to be one of the other, I think a person would be better off to take the hard road rather than flow anywhere.
Search the phrase “go with the flow” and look at the pictures that come up. They look so stupid to me, now. Like, yeah. Thanks but no thanks!
Is it truly empowering to “go with the flow”? What do you think?