I am going out on a limb here, but I think that all of us have a little conversation going on in our head. I hear others muttering to themselves – guessing they are talking to themselves. I know I have a lot of self-talk going on in my head. I am thinking these conversations with ourselves can be helpful or they can be harmful, encouraging or discouraging, positive or negative. Here’s a question we can ask ourselves that can be either positive or negative: Who do you think you are? How did you read that question? Did you read it with an accusatory tone or a curious tone? In our self-talk, are we condemning ourselves or encouraging ourselves?
Working at The River Center, it seems appropriate to talk about going with the flow. Who hasn’t thrown a stick into the river or stream to watch it make its way downstream? It catches on a rock until a current sends it on its way again, spinning in circles, stopping for a moment in a quiet spot, before continuing down the stream and around the corner. Sometimes it feels like we are a stick in the current, spinning, stopping, speeding along, caught up in the river’s flow.
Sometimes memories are built during those times when you just have to go with the flow.