I heard a statement recently that made me reframe my thinking. As I attempted to balance on one knee and one hand during a gentle yoga sequence (audio), the speaker said,
Balance is not static, but consists of tiny, constant movements and adjustments.
My whole body shook from side to side. I tried to shore myself up from my center so I wouldn’t fall over.
This experience made me think about how I view my life when different aspects aren’t, what I consider to be, “optimal.” When I’m feeling defeated at work, one of my relationships is strained, I’m not as kind or positive as I’d like to be or I’m choosing too much screen time over self-care, I feel as if I’m sucking at life.
What I’ve come to realize is that life, by definition, is never balanced, nor is it static.
It consists of tiny, constant movements and adjustments.
We just have to center ourselves as much as possible (and try not to fall over).
I know this can be a difficult time of year for some. The holidays are approaching and the days are getting shorter and colder.
I know I have less energy, my mood is lower and I’m really missing my parents. If you read some of my previous posts, you might even notice that my writing is more introspective this time of year. I’m definitely feeling the feelings.
Although my life isn’t ever static, it’s become much more balanced. If you’re interested, I wrote an essay on what I know works for me. You can read about it here: https://beallthere.net/2015/06/20/be-all-there/
Wishing you balance (and peace) now and always.