Serenity Saturday – My Favorite Quote of All-Time!

Go with the Flow and Just BE..

The sun is brilliant this morning, but Chicago finds itself once again in ‘cold’ temperatures.  Now, to me it isn’t ‘cold’, given the fact I have experienced Canadian cold which truly cannot compare with ‘this cold’! *grin*  Ah, I think you get the picture.  As I sit here looking at Lake Michigan, coffee not too far out of reach, I am thinking about this past week.  Some things were extremely frustrating to me, while others mere inconveniences.  This lead me to thinking about the whole idea of letting old stuff go; you know, leave it where it belongs – in the past, even if the past was yesterday.  I am guilty of ruminating on that which does not do me any good whatsoever.  A terrible habit, really.  I try very hard to ‘go with the flow’, which I’ve talked about in previous posts.

Herein lies the catch:  when you can let go of things that bother you, the flow of experiences seem to smoothly and effortlessly wander your way.  However, when you cannot let go of circumstances and thoughts that do not assist in your happiness, the flow seems to stop.  I wouldn’t say the flow dries up; in fact, I liken it to a garden hose that is flowing when uninterrupted, yet ceases to be but a mere trickle when you bend the hose.  It’s still there, waiting for you to let go of the forced bend; and when you do, the flow returns to its normal state of allowing.

So here’s my favorite quote of all time which I need to take heed of, that’s for sure:

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote 2

So here’s to letting yesterday’s ‘old nonsense’ stay where it belongs, and not in your forward view!!

  22 comments for “Serenity Saturday – My Favorite Quote of All-Time!

  1. March 26, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Oh, my goodness, this was the most beautiful blog for me to read today. thanks!

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    • March 26, 2016 at 10:45 am

      Well my dear Kimberly, you just made my entire week!!! Thank you! Cher xo

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  2. March 26, 2016 at 11:02 am

    So true. And sometimes hard to do. But well worth the effort.

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    • March 26, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      I completely agree, my dear! Cher xo

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  3. March 26, 2016 at 11:09 am

    That is so true, Cher! When we cannot let go of the past our hands are not free to grab the new. I would also say that the flow doesn’t really stop but it is very limited. The whole potential unfolds when we look in front of us and not backwards. There can nothing be done in the past… only the present!

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    • March 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      I absolutely love how you described this, Erika! Thank you so much for your words of wisdom! Cher xo

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  4. March 26, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Emerson penned some gems and that’s one of his best!

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    • March 26, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      Hi Brett! Wonderful to see you! Ah yes, I quite agree; this is definitely one of those Emerson ‘gems’! Cher xo

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  5. March 26, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    What a lovely post. I hope to someday let things go, I have a tendency to ruminate about stupid things I have said and done. People think I go with flow and am so laid back, but it is all external.

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    • March 27, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Why thank you my dear! I do that too, and it is extremely difficult ‘not’ to do it, but when we can get back into the flow as quickly as possible, things begin to appear and resonate with positivity! I’m still learning! Cher xo

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  6. March 27, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    It is indeed and excellent quote. I am a ruminator, endlessly going over insoluble problems and having fictitious conversations with myself. I try to let go, and so this is welcome advice.

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    • March 27, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Thank you, Hilary. I too am a ruminator; it is a hard cycle to break, but so liberating when we can do it! Cher xo

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  7. MK
    March 29, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    wonderful and wise, this is a keeper.
    thank you!

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  8. April 1, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Love the header and delighted to have found your fascinating Chicago blog. My favourite US City. Regards Thom.

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    • April 1, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Why thank you so much, dear Thom! That is extremely thoughtful of you to say. Isn’t it a wonderful city? I utterly adore Chicago! If there is anything you’d like me to write about/take a photo, please let me know! Thank you, Thom! Cher xo P.S. I love your blog!!!!

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      • April 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm

        For me Chicago has always been about The Blues, Baseball and the buildings! (And of course the people). Regards Thom

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      • April 1, 2016 at 5:09 pm

        Ah yes, the three “B’s”! *grin* And yes, the people as well. For me I must add the deep dish pizza to the mix, Thom! Cher xo

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