Not long ago I began going to a water fitness class . As a non swimmer, I am amazed how much resistance I feel in the water. How is it that I think I am exerting enough to move myself and yet don’t? After months of practice, I was positively giddy when, noodle between my legs, pumping my legs furiously in a bicycle motion and arms pushing the water behind, I actually moved forward. I hear the playful tinkle of my giggle as if it were someone else’s. My philosophy is just keep moving. I’m in the pool!
This is causing me to wonder about the connection of resistance with other new things I am trying. I am learning to shift from bulldozing through seemingly insurmountable mountains to moving with the flow of what wants to happen next. Just like in water at times my movement forward is easy and fast and other times slows to an almost stop. I am creating what I want at my essence pace.
Each encounter leads me to ask how can I be easier with this? Is this the right time? Has fear stopped me? What am I learning? Am I asking for support? Am I having fun? Am I choosing how I use my life energy?
I committed to experiencing joy and fun during my third act. I am no longer at the effect of bureaucratic deadlines. I love to learn and I AM learning. I just keep moving. How about you?