The Practice of Balance

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt seems that life is more than willing to give me ongoing opportunities to keep practicing balance. Whether it be a balance of giving and receiving, a balance of rest and work, or a balance of willing and surrendering. I am given chances to ignore what does not honor the work I am doing and to cherish the moments of alignment. My times of struggle are purposefully well balanced with times of play. As I approach my 50th birthday I think about how at one time in my life I actually believed a day would come that the seeking balance would not be an everyday occurrence…silly me. It seems that the better I get at this act of balance, the more I am aware of its necessity. I see it as it comes around the corner of my day! I am ready for the challenge. I have learned that with each attempt I become stronger and more adept at the act of balance. And life, being the wise teacher that it is, keeps me on my toes with more and more ways to stretch and expand in my balancing skills.

I am proud to say I look forward to these opportunities. Hindsight always shows that they serve me well. The learning curve sometimes is larger and longer than at other times, but that is the point! Isn’t it? I no longer expect life to be easy, struggle free or even keeled. I no longer have any expectations. I have learned to live with possibilities and that is probably the best tool I now have in my tool belt to approach balance with.

Whether it feels like a stroll over a high wire or a hop, skip and a jump along a few stumbling blocks of my file0001548078191(1)path, I don’t let it hinder me or turn me away. I just take a deep breath, seek my intention, find my focus and stay open to what will happen next. It is the only way I know to do it and after all these years, it is serving me well. How about you? What does your balancing act look like?

Blessings ~ Lisa

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