Going with the flow really means being present. But so often, we misunderstand this expression, thinking that it means we should acquiesce to stronger voices, refuse to stand up for what is right, or give up our dreams when we face difficulty. This is definitely not the case! Going with the flow means that we can step back and see the big picture, that we can look for life lessons, and find a deeper meaning behind life’s circumstances—even in the midst of confusion, loss, or despair. The more present we are in any given moment, the more we can see what is truly happening (rather than seeing it through the lens of our perpetual storyline), and we can then have the clarity, courage, and commitment to do what the situation requires. It’s not easy. Be gentle with yourself, and enjoy the journey.