Looking for Flow Within Best Bet
When we follow Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road, we literally flow with her from one new meeting to the next of travel companions. Each one thinks she or he needs to find it somewhere with the help of someone else who knows where to find what was needed. Are we not the same at the times? Don’t we all have the same desires for abstract things? Is it a home, like Dorothy? A brain, like Scarecrow? Or, perhaps a heart like Tin Man or courage, like the Cowardly Lion? While the three Ozian characters receive token items from the Wizard, did they really need the props?
Learning a Lesson from Dorothy
We have discussed that Dorothy indeed had the power all along to transport herself to Kansas. If you missed that, then read it here: https://wewriteitright.com/travel-golden-path-to-flow/ What we can speculate is that the other characters, too, had the means to self-reveal wisdom, sentimentality, and courage through their own experiences. Flow is universal, after all, and we watch Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion look on with wonder as Dorothy sets about the simple task of leading herself home with a few clicks of her heels.
Take out your journal . Quietly consider some of these questions that are designed to lead you back to your sense of self:
- What was your favorite board game as a child? Was it Candyland? Chutes and Ladders? Mystery Date? Regardless of the journey, jot down some impressions on what games you played alone or with others.
- How did those adventures in the games make you feel?
- What were you favorite activities outside as a child? Did you hit the swings? Climb trees? Or play Red Rover or Freeze Tag?
- When you needed to be alone as a child where did you go? Under your bed? In a closet? Out in the woods?
Record what you remember. Your own voice on paper will lead you home.
Here’s to growing your flow,