I get this quote. I live in Sweden, a land of midnight sun. The glory of the summer months also means a winter in almost total darkness. I understand the need for a summer, fun-loving attitude, in the middle of winter. I pulled this book back out yesterday and re-read it as I felt overpowered by the February blah's. Of course it is more than winter (the season), but winter the emotion (hurt, anger, frustration, auto-pilot ...to name a few).
Gingras writes, "I'm transformed into my flip-flop self, distilled down to my simple carefree essence. I'm dreamy and free and radiantly alive. We all have moments like this when we become the flip-flop opposite of our usual selves...We reverse our point of view." Gingras talks about opening our hearts and minds to a carefree, slower, wiggle our toes in the sand life.
When our to-do lists are full and we zoom through life on auto-pilot, what kind of life are we truly living?
I found my flip-flop self yesterday when I took time out to play with friends at a local Adult Game Complex (bowling, car driving simulations, pool, etc.). In a moment of pure joy I made two commitments to myself. First, to find at least one flip-flop moment in my day, everyday. Second, to face my next problem from a flip-flop state of mind. What will happen then?
What is your flip-flop state of mind? What could it look like if you were living life in your flip-flops?