"Life is a great
~ Dr. Suess
"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony"
~ Thomas Merton
We do not have to wait until we have lost our balance, completely, to find it. The key to keeping your balance is to first acknowledge you may be feeling a bit wobbly.
Consider yourself a gymnast on the balance beam of life. Have you ever watched what they do when they realize they are losing their balance? They start to wobble, then their arms start to flail around, all in an effort to regain control, find their center and solid footing, back on that beam. Do they ever fall off the beam, sure, sometimes, but please take note: they always get back up and try again. So can we.
We do have a lot to balance in our lives: family, friends, work, financial concerns, community and personal, 'me', time. It is simple but not so easy! We can only decide to do our best by continually trying to find our center, keep our balance and stay up on that beam.
When our lives are in balance we feel better, our self esteem and sense of worth is higher, our relationships are at their best and it is here we find our greatest joy and true happiness. This is what living life to the fullest is all about!
Positive Adaptation can assist you: 'Think, Feel and Do'. We can begin by prioritizing, placing in a healthy order, our needs and wants; they are not the same. Think and feel about each one; which are your highest priorities, why and when you discover what is what and who is who... DO something about it. A balance beam is always just a balance beam, things don't change, we do.
Discover where your center is and you will have found your balance. The good news is you already possess what you need. It is already inside you waiting to be found and utilized, (see older post "Ruby Slippers').
Albert Einstein said: "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving". We are human so we may indeed lose our balance and fall off once in a while.
Let's make the decision to keep moving forward to our place of balance as this is where our happiness lies. If we get wobbly, we will just keep at it!
"And will we succeed? 98 3/4% Guaranteed!" From: "Oh The Places You Will Go", by Dr. Seuss, my pick for greatest 'self help' book ever written.
Make it a great one,
Make it a great one,