Welcome to Wisdom Wednesday! Today we will explore the importance of balance.
Balance is the in between that creates harmony. It is an action that requires effort, as it seems easier to fall out of, than it is to maintain. Without balance, we risk neglecting certain areas of our lives, including neglect of self.
Often times we become imbalanced because we are completely focused on one particular thing, or pursuit. Perhaps you have a particular goal that you are trying to obtain, or a relationship that you are trying to nurture. These are common areas of focus, although we have to remember that life continues to happen around us, regardless of our focus, and it is important that we remain active participants in all areas of our lives. When we become so engaged in one area of life, it is usually out of fear. We fear if we do not give one-hundred percent focus, we will fail, or lose the very thing that has our focus.
The big picture; loss of balance creates areas of lack. When we do not make time for self, we lose momentum. If we are focused on work, only, we lose connection within our relationships. In allowing others to be the center of our being, we lose ourselves. We have all heard the saying, “You can have it all”, which is true…with balance. Having it all is inclusive. In order to have all we desire, we must make room to include it all. The key is knowing how to balance, and understanding that it is unique to each of us. We cannot necessarily allocate time equally for each area of life, but we can create balanced lives that make sense for us individually.
As we discussed on Monday, there are times we believe or feel there are not enough hours in the day to balance all that we need or want to accomplish. We have to prioritize and choose to utilize time as it best suits us, completely. This means balancing needs, wants, and creating space for spontaneity.
Today, I encourage you to take a moment to evaluate each area of your life, taking note of areas that you are pouring energy into, verses areas that you may be neglecting. Where are you out of balance? Consider what you are actually losing by letting certain areas fall by the wayside. Are you in balance with you? If we are too focused in one area, we are neglecting another. Remember, balance is obtainable; we just have to create it!
Until next time…
Peace and Blessings!
Yew Chi Blogger
Yolanda is a San Diego Reiki-Master Teacher and Author. She began this blog because she believes we must show gratitude by sharing our blessings. Through these writings, she passes on the gifts from her journey! It takes a village, and we are of the same tribe.
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