Elusive Balance…

 In Reflections

“There is no such thing as work-life balance—it is all life. The balance has to be within you.” —Sadguru

With 365 opportunities a year for the sun to shine on the earth, there are only two times when the northern and southern hemispheres  get the same amount of rays.

The Autumnal Equinox this Thursday evening not only reminds me of autumn’s arrival, but of the elusive nature of attaining balance.

With nature’s support right now, this week is the perfect time to turn your inner gaze towards balance. Sadguru reminds us in the quote above to not worry about external balance, but to look within for it.

How do you seek and find balance inside while chaos seems to reign in the world around you? From sitting silently in meditation to slowing down to do household chores with loving attentiveness, there are many ways to reach a momentary still point within.

Like the sun this Thursday, may you shine your inner light equally upon all the facets of you. And may this balance bring you peace.

Happiness and Harmony

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.”—Thomas Merton

Most Important

“The single most important tool to being in balance is knowing that you and you alone are responsible for the imbalance between what you dream your life is meant to be, and the daily habits that drain life from that dream.”

― Wayne Dyer

For Equilibrium

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.

As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity be lightened by grace.

Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.

As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.

As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.

As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of God.”

—John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Invocations and Blessings

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