The Undertow of Life’s Flow – How to Cope!

ebb and flow


Ah, the ebbs and flows of our lives.

Pretty much on a regular basis we find ourselves wondering how to cope with the unexpected “new something” that has just occurred, potentially rendering havoc of all manner and kind.

So here’s a thought: Consider becoming more flexible, with both your thinking and your actions or should I say reaction (humans are very reactionary by nature).

Consider adapting to your life experiences instead of rigidly always sticking to a previously determined game plan. There are no guarantees in one’s life. No sure thing. Often you get to where you want to be – by going the (perceived) wrong way!

Who knew?

Well, personally I do have more than just a bit of a clue (Alastair, of “A Mixed Bag” has it on good authority – his own, and I do appreciate the compliment, that I am originally from another planet – perhaps, LOL – where we are ahead of earth beings in various matters) however, regarding the subject of “Going With The Flow”, I believe this is something you should learn for yourself. Don’t take my other worldy word for it.


The next time life leaps up and takes a bite out of you, don’t be so quick to fight it. Look beyond the obvious of what is happening. Is it an opportunity in disguise? Is it a clue to change directions? Is it a hint to pay more attention to a thing that would be beneficial to you in the long run. You can’t know if you stay too restrictive with your decisions, can you?

Just something to think on – at least a little – every now and then – in between your being social correct.

One more thought:

Your Life

“Do remember that in The Book of Life

the Page you’re on … should always be your own.

This is your life … Your Write of Passage” ~ PennyQuote, 2014


A very special friend of mine, Lisa, of Playamart – Zeebra Designs, whose current home is in Ecuador, suggested the following post be added to this one. I agree completely with her. Definitely of value and worth the clicking through and reading! Thank you, Lisa.


31 thoughts on “The Undertow of Life’s Flow – How to Cope!

  1. Today didn’t start off on a good page. But – as the day went on – things got better. So glad that things always somehow do get better.
    Hope that your today & every day is great fave neighb!
    xo 🙂 🙂 xo

  2. Yep, you are definitely out of this world, Penny hehe. Thank you so much for mentioning my blog I really appreciate that.

    Everybody has their flaws, and it is these flaws that allows us to reach where we want to be, or need to be. It is these flaws that create the undertow of our lives, and drag us on a meandering path to our destiny.

    I love that poem as well.

  3. This is where I am going this morning… in the unknown of work… so much new and changed…. I will be open and flexible….. How very timely your post is! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Penny!

  4. Hi Penny, this is a great post. In terms of business, I find it a lot more easier to change and adapt my way of thinkng and behaviou, but I struggle with personal relationships because I can’t always see the benefits, just a lot of anguish.

    • Hi Lisa, so good to hear from you. Thank you. I agree with you and have added a link to your post in mine. Your post was so well-written, insightful and true.

      Much love and well wishes … keep taking care of you,

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