March 4th, 2010 – A Balanced Life

One of the benefits of knowing who you are is knowing when things aren’t right in your life.  People who know themselves well know when something is wrong with their bodies – and they make an appointment with the doctor.  They know when things are out of balance between the body, mind and spirit – and they make the necessary changes.

The balance comes from giving equal weight to all three parts of life.  When all three are in unison with each other, a level of joy, peace, and contentment is achieved that is UNIMAGINABLE!

The important thing is that all three need nourishment!

  • The mind is fed with knowledge and experience
  • The body is fed with food and exercise
  • The spirit is fed with FAITH!

But keep this in mind – pardon the pun – but the balance is only achieved when what we consume is beneficial.  The body needs vitamins and minerals.  The mind needs positive information.  And the spirit needs positive influence.

But let’s take this to another level of thought.  Balance also means good and bad…yin and yang…joy and pain.  A life of only pain would probably bring on the desire for an early death just to escape it.  But a life of nothing but joy could have its challenges too.  The bad in life challenges us to reach for the sun.  The good in life lets us appreciate its rays!

Quotes of the day:

On the tightrope of life, only one thing allows us to move forward, and that one thing is balance. Without balance we fall into chaos, we fall behind, we miss out on what true choices we have in life.
Balance is achieved through awareness. Awareness of what we have on our plate. What is working and what is not. What feels good and what doesn’t. Where we are and where we want to be. With awareness, we have choice, the freedom to choose, free will. It is choice that gives us power. Power to choose. Power which is energy. Energy that allows us to move forward in alignment with our choices. We all want to live a full life, and the key to living a full life is finding the balance.       Laura Kangas

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under the sun.  A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill and a time to heal…a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance…a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to lose and a time to seek; a time to rend and a time to sew; a time to keep silent and a time to speak; a time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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