Finding Equilibrium

Day 187

Affirmation:

I seek personal balance in my life.

My thoughts, emotions, actions and spiritual practices share equal roles in my daily experience, with none dominating.

I consciously choose to maintain personal balance by paying attention and making adjustments as needed.

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Personal equilibrium is achieved when our states of doing, feeling, thinking and be-ing, have equal parts in our daily experience.  We don’t have balance in our lives when we are constantly doing and always on the go.   We also don’t have balance when our thoughts are like flies, incessantly darting about our minds, restless and  haphazard.  Nor do we have balance when we’re spending most of our time in meditation, spiritual devotion, or self-work.  One way to know that we’re out of balance is when emotions are erratic or easily provoked.   Another tell-tale sign is when it seems that we only have two speeds- on and off.  When out of balance, we don’t feel settled.  If imbalance persists for too long, the body will get involved and illness may take place.  We can make sure we maintain that equilibrium by paying attention to daily habits.  Are you always on the go, never running out of things to do?  Are you spending so much time in your thoughts that things aren’t getting done?  Are you so enmeshed in your spiritual life that you don’t feel grounded or effective in the physical world?  Consciously taking the time to make a few shifts can bring the inner world quickly back into balance, and infinitely more joy to daily life.

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