Have you ever noticed what happens to the time when you're doing something you really love or enjoy? Time melts away — it seemingly goes by in the blink of an eye. (I'm convinced that's why vacations never seem long enough!)
It's easy to lose track of time when you're in flow. I consider flow being those moments when you are mentally, physically, and emotionally engaged on one thing. I believe our soul is happy when we find a flow.
I had such an experience today. I engaged in a discussion with someone who has gone through many struggles in life. I was fascinated by the details of her love story, her struggles, and her triumphs. She persevered through such amazing adversity. I was in awe of all that she had overcome and accomplished. We also discussed our thoughts on the meaning of life, the intent of life difficulties, and what happens to us when we die.
I didn't want our conversation to end. The moment felt effortless. I could argue that it felt like heaven — that's just how blissful the conversation was. We spoke for two hours, but it felt like only 15 minutes had passed. Had we not had other things to get to, we would likely still be talking.
I was in flow. My soul was happy. I cared not about one other thing. My mind never wandered. I was completely present and engaged for the entire duration.
I yearn for these conversations...deep, meaningful conversations. We both departed our talk with a smile, looking forward to picking up where we left off. I not only had a huge smile on my face, I also had one on my heart. I was "soul happy."
What makes your soul happy?
Be open to what comes.