As Lao Tzu once said, "Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. Byt water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong."
This teaching very much applies where Serpentine Educations are concerned, for coming to understand when softness is needed is a part of the Flow. There are times where you must insist upon a specific outcome, and there are times where the opposite is true. Learn when yielding is necessary and learn where rigidity is more practical, as the proper balance of these things allow you to stay in the proper Flow.
That proper Flow can then bring to you awesome things, and it can bring you to incredible realizations. When you've reached this Flow, you'll feel it. Then, you must stay within it.