Hello, Balance, my old friend

When our world is out of whack, fragile and upside-down, we desperately go in search of our balance, that je ne sais quoi that helps us refind ourselves and reclaim our respective centers.

Balance is a difficult space to inhabit and even more difficult to sustain given our fast-past, Tilt-a-Whirl world and the demands we continuously place on ourselves and others expect from us. Balance is frequently pushed aside, forgotten or a long-lost promise to ourselves.

Balance is that elusive, much sought-after place of equilibrium where we find ourselves buoyant and afloat. In that expanded space, balance enhances our abilities to be responsive, patient, kind and generous.

Curiously, when we identify what brings us balance (and its tag-along friends, peace and ease), we are often on the same trajectories that keep us grounded as well as feed our souls.

Finding balance is fighting the good fight on behalf of ourselves. Like the Buddha suggested, everything is moderation. Balance is an excellent by-word for our lifestyle, time and nutrition choices.Not only is balance a major nod to our well-being and health. Balance is also serves as an act of self-care and self-love.

And the icing on the cake is that the more balanced we are, the more compassionate we can be. Balance, the deep-breath-filled place of evenness and neutrality, aids in our efforts to be our Best Selves. How sweet is that?

Balance is as a portal of equilibrium. Balance avoids extremes, those up and down dips and wild swings that can leave us gasping. Balance is flexible. Balance knows how to bends its knees, probably meditates or, at the very least, spends some time in nature or playing with puppies.

Hello, Balance, our old friend. It is time for us to meet again….


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10 Responses to Hello, Balance, my old friend

  1. Adele Ryan McDowell June 29, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

    Great mantra, Jean, from your Steve. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. jean mellano June 23, 2017 at 3:54 pm #

    Steve’s mantra for his triathlon team was “The Beauty is in the Balance”. https://slippedawayblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/balance/

  3. Adele Ryan McDowell June 22, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

    Thank you so much, Miz StarLight!!! xx

  4. Adele Ryan McDowell June 22, 2017 at 3:11 pm #

    You are so fun, my metaphysical friend. xx

  5. Rebecca June 22, 2017 at 11:13 am #

    …you always say it well and bring a smile, my friend. Identify the out of whack…do something about it. Here, that is mybgoal⭐️. ?.

  6. Stefania Masoni June 22, 2017 at 9:50 am #

    Most days I can balance myself on one leg,
    When tired I need two.
    One day, I will learn to fly.
    Balance is flexible….indeed.

  7. Adele Ryan McDowell June 22, 2017 at 6:48 am #

    Na’ama, you make me laugh! All praise the mighty balance! Can we hear an amen? xx

  8. Adele Ryan McDowell June 22, 2017 at 6:41 am #

    Thanks, dear Adrienne! Happy Ireland! xx

  9. adrienne June 22, 2017 at 12:58 am #

    Very spot on

  10. Na'ama June 21, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

    Here’s to all things Balance … in a balanced way. Hugs and much love!