Learning to Go With the Flow

Things have been a little unpredictable around here lately.

Just when I think I’ve got it all figured out, some obstacle or unexpected situation pops up and my perfectly structured plans get Hulk-smashed.

In less than a week, my email stopped working, my website was accidentally deleted (not by me!), my website was restored but some blog posts and other parts had mysteriously vanished, and a few long-time followers who never updated their bookmarks figured out my super secret summer project.


Sometimes I just want to say, “Screw you, technology!” and go live in a cave somewhere and eat berries and communicate with nature. I will be Queen of the Squirrels, and nuttiness will be plentiful.

OK, so I’m not about to give up, but I am going to do something I advise my clients to do quite regularly.

I’m going to go with the flow.

If I keep fighting the universe and being upset, I’m going to attract more misfortune into my life…or at least piss off everyone around me.

This is why it’s so important for me to decide the type of day I want to have in advance and set my intention. I can choose to be happy even when things don’t go as planned.

I’m also spending more time on my morning ritual and taking care of myself. Meditating is also keeping me centered, and I just recently discovered Calm.com, a website with free 2-, 10-, or 20-minute guided meditation sessions plus some of the prettiest visuals I’ve seen.

And if all else fails, I’m going to get myself a treat and start again tomorrow.

It feels like an iced coffee kind of day.

“Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu. Tweet this!

When have you had to go with the flow in your life?


  1. Molly on May 17, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Oh my, Sage! You certainly were put to the test lately! I’m very impressed with how positively you handle things like this. I find myself thinking “what would Sage do” in some situations now and it’s helped me a lot. 🙂

    During our road trip I went with the flow when things went wrong. I worked myself up to it several weeks before our trip so that I wouldn’t have a meltdown (I usually have one on each trip & while Mike’s great at calming me down, I’d much rather he not have to even deal with that). It made the entire trip so much more pleasant. The best one yet!

    • Sage Grayson on May 19, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      I could imagine that a lot of things don’t go as planned during a road trip. Isn’t that how it always goes when traveling? That’s awesome that you were able to prepare yourself ahead of time and had a great trip.

      I need to get “What Would Sage Do?” printed on mugs and T shirts. 🙂 Everything’s much better now, but for a while, living in a cave was looking mighty tempting.