I recently accompanied my two young daughters on a trip to see Disney's new movie, Finding Dory.
Those of you who have seen the movie or its predecessor, Finding Nemo, will remember the sea turtles who ride in the EAC, or East Australian Current. These creatures are reminiscent of surfer dudes, and they help the movie's more uptight personalities ease into the ocean's current and learn to enjoy the ride.
Once the movie was finished, I returned home to a busy day with the kids doing some chores around the house. Once I started to feel a bit under the weather, I finally willed myself to lie down in my hammock and feel the sunshine on my face. I started to feel better by the minute, and that's when the parallel to the movie hit me.
I need to ease into the current more often to get my momentum back, I thought.
This "current" is the place where we feel clarity and mental flow. It's the space where we feel like we are getting things done and effortlessly gaining momentum by the moment. It's the days, hours, and moments when things are going just right.
Have you ever had days when things seem to just go your way? When everything just clicks? That is being IN the current.
Here are a few daily practices that can help you swim into this current more often and ride it for all it's worth. I strongly recommend them to anyone who's in a rut and in need of some positive momentum.