How to cultivate fluidity?

Sarah Firth
Dec 20, 2019 · 1 min read
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I was just reading a piece by Esther Perel that touched on Zygmut Bauman’s #liquidlife and the importance of fluid, integrated, diverse ways of being.

We all straddle the space of needing control and also exploration, security and also freedom. These needs can pull us in very different directions and cause tension in our lives. And often we choose one at the expense of the other. And stay there. All modes have costs and benefits, they aren’t binary, black and white, good and bad. Things have seasons. Things shift.

Cultivating fluidity helps us navigate these tensions personally, and in relationships, work and life. Esther thinks this fluid way of being is an essential skill for survival in our rapidly changing and increasingly comes world.

She asks, “what if we resist our impulse to prematurely assign meaning to every little thing and instead allow ourselves to go with the flow more?” To see and experience more of what is and who we are, rather than rigidly clinging onto to shoulds?

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Award-winning comic artist, writer and graphic recorder. Currently working on my debut graphic novel thanks to The Creators Fund www.sarahthefirth

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