Living a life of balance…
What does this mean to you? Can you look back on your life experiences and reflect on the times that were very trying and arduous? What was going on? Most likely, there was a lack of balance attached to the experience. The life scale was likely weighed down to one side leaving the rest of your life hanging precariously on the edge ready to fall.
Now I’m not talking about experiences involving life threatening disease or severe emotional trauma situations. For the purposes of this post, I am referring to the day to day pressures we have to deal with either tangible or self-induced.
I can think of many such periods during my life. There were many times that the scales were off and misery ensued. There were relationship conflicts, the baby years, identity crisis, financial woes, emotional stressors, family disputes etc. you can relate I’m sure. These were uncomfortable times because our bodies, minds and sprits inherently seek balance- a place where it all feels aligned- not easy to achieve #GOALS.
Learning to let go can be a good place to start on your quest for balance. We need to let go of what we think something or someone should be our how it should go. The more we remain attached to the ‘shoulds’ the more the scale remains off balance. Through letting go, whatever is dragging the weight down disproportionately will magically lift.
Self-love plays a major role in our ability to let go. If you are doing everything you can in a bad situation to improve it and you are working within your capacity with the physical and emotional resources available to you right now (when we know better, we do better) then that is ENOUGH. You need to be gentle with yourself and talk yourself down and let go. The situation will pass-everything passes-nothing is static but change. Worries, insecurities and doubts will always lurk. Your ability to acknowledge them without allowing them to consume you will help you find your balance.
Every human needs nurturing to achieve balance. This nurturing begins and ends with you. Allow yourself to say no, to make mistakes, to worry, to doubt, to stress and lose your sh** but do not let these things be the boss of you. Let it go and let nature take its course-let the universe do its thing and chill. This is the only way the scales will ever re-align. You will also feel more in control. Anything to an extreme rarely delivers a feeling of balance. Everything in moderation with a healthy dose of self-love and acceptance will give way to a renewed feeling of equilibrium.
Find your balance by letting go…the challenge is yours!