The things that are going on in the world and in our country are important but they do not compare to the importance of the things that are going on in every one of our personal lives. We all have to content with issues ranging from family, mates, and friends to career, jobs, and money. On a good day dealing with our everyday lives takes some effort. There are also those times when our personal issues are in a state of chaos for one reason or another. Sometimes there are individual issues but often times it’s a combination of things that we have to deal with.
Navigating our way through all of our personal experiences can be a real challenge sometimes. This navigation is more often than not done with out a road map. We really have to figure it out as we go through what we have to go through. The wonderful thing about all of the things that happens to us is that there is always a reason and purpose to our experiences. This process is based on a flow and all of us have our own flow. When we mature in our spirituality we discover that our own individual flow is not going to be enough. There is another flow that we must learn, understand, and be conscious of as we navigate on our journey to total peace
I can honestly say that I have been able to enjoy my life .I am fulfilled and I am at total peace most of the time. However it has not always been that way. It has been a long process. And as I mentioned earlier this process is one that is different for everyone. It all depends on what things are happening in each of our individual lives. When I say things I am specifically talking about the lessons that the creator brings into all of our lives every day. When we are able to understand the lessons that we are being taught on a daily basis then these lessons are able to move us towards a peaceful existence during our stay here on earth. In time these total combined lessons in all of our lives take us to a place in our life that is unparalleled to anything else we will experience.
In my book Divine Essays from the Spirit Within. I refer to this forward moving process as the Divine Flow. I call it that because it is a flow that not one of us has any control over. It is a flow that comes from the creator. This flow is something that I know that we are all born with but it takes a while before we can understand what it is all about. The only thing that we can do is live each and every day so that we are able to learn from the lessons that the creator has for each and every one of us.
It took me more than a moment before I was able to understand what the Divine flow was all about and to get on my own Divine flow. It took even a little more time before I was able to allow this Divine flow in to all aspects of my life. The primary reason why my road to discovering the Divine flow was such a difficult one was because of my personality traits. I am not afraid to admit that I am the classic type A personality and for those of you who do not know what that means. Here is an example of how my type A personality use to manifested itself in my life. On any given typical morning I would be making breakfast, doing laundry, washing dishes, cleaning the house, and paying bills. I would be doing all of these things all while getting ready for work! I know It sounds crazy; but it’s true. I know that all of my fellow type A personalities know exactly what I am talking about. It was during this time in my life that I was living by my own flow instead of the Divine flow. The thing that I was able to see early was living by my own flow was putting my body, mind and spirit under enormous amounts of stress. Sadly the culmination of the stress caused by me living my life by my own flow cause me to end up in the hospital.
My personality traits were one of the major reasons that I was in crisis during that time. Unfortunately, we can not choose our personality traits the good ones or the harmful ones. I was able to manage my harmful personality traits with the help of a mental health professional. My time in therapy was one of the best things I ever did for myself. I learned how to develop new strategies for dealing with all of my personality traits especially the ones that were causing me harm. During the passage of time I was able to understand and able to piece together all of my lessons from the past and present. This allowed me to get the final pieces that I needed to complete the puzzle that led me to my own Divine flow.
I am very thankful for all of the experiences that I had to endure that led me to my Divine flow. One of the most important things that I ever learned in my life was that once I reached a certain level in my spiritual development my own flow and the Divine flow becomes the same thing.
Living your life in the Divine flow will have an enormous impact on your life. It will mean the difference between having a joy filled, event filled, happy and peaceful life or having a life that is punctuated by difficulties and struggles. I hope that I was able to get you to at the very least think about the lessons that you are learning right now. It is also at this point that I would like to ask you all a question. Are you living your life in your own flow or are you living live on the Divine flow? Think about it and Let me know. Enjoy life and I look forward to sharing with you again.
Peace and Soul
Mr. Darryl Williams is the author two books Divine Essays from the Spirit Within and Moving Forward (Coping with Negative Emotions). He is working on his first novel.
Mr. Darryl Williams writes a feature monthly spirituality/ motivational column in the lifestyle section of Velvet Addiction. He also writes a monthly feature column in Embracing Your Spirit. Mr. Darryl Williams also has been a contributing writer to Rise magazine and The Rap magazine. His contributions include motivational, spirituality, self development, political and popular culture.
Mr. Williams is also the editor and creative director for the magazine Embracing Your Spirit. Mr. Williams served as editor and creative director for a B.E.L.L Summer Program Magazine- Bronx NY.
Mr. Darryl Williams is a motivational speaker conducting and participating in seminars, workshops and panel discussions for various community, civil, religious and social organizations. Educator/ Teacher- Mr. Darryl Williams is the co-founders and chairman of a not for profit community based child care agency in New York City.