Balance

How do you walk this day?

Do you do the same things the same way every day?

Or do you make small changes

To experience life in a new way

With each step that you take?

Dear One, how do you live your life daily? Do you constantly push forward towards a goal, focusing only on that goal at the expense of everything else? Do you pause on occasion to experience your surroundings, your life, your loved ones? Do you do the same routine day after day; or do you make small changes to experience something new each day? How do you move through your day?

Personal goals are important in your growth here upon this plane. But it is easy to create an imbalance in how you live your life. You have all heard the expression that it is more about the journey than the destination. But how much have you really considered this well-known adage?

Can you stop for a moment and consider how well balanced your life is at this very moment? Perhaps you do have a specific goal you wish to reach, but consider the driving force for reaching that goal. Are you motivated by fear or by love? And should you not reach your goal, will you consider yourself and your life a complete failure? Will you discount all of the successes you have had along the way to reaching the present point in your journey?

Many of you seem to focus only on the negative, the lack or the failure to see the positive results, the personal growth developed along the way. Is the endpoint really the only aspect of your journey that is given consideration? Have you paused long enough to review what you are doing, how you are doing it and the sacrifices, planned or unplanned, which have occurred along the way?

Dear One, remember to step back from time to time to look at the larger picture, to review your life, your current situation, from a higher perspective. For many have donned blinders which allow them only to see one thing, the goal.

What would happen if you occasionally took a long look at what you have accomplished up to this point? Would you see balance in your life between work and play; between routine and new exploration? Have you truly asked yourself if your motivation is love or fear in this journey you have chosen?

Remember that new experiences encourage you to be present in the moment, for your attention is required to move through new territory. Remember that focusing only on the future causes you to miss the present with all of its joys, beauty and loving moments. Remember that each day brings you opportunities to grow, to succeed with grace and love.

Take a moment this day to reflect upon how balanced your life is at this time. Reflect upon the joy you receive from your daily activities. Consider the possibilities of making small changes in your routine that will provide you with a fresh outlook on your life, your world.

Dear One, do not deny yourself the opportunities for joy that small changes can bring to you each day. Approach each day with the wonder of a child who is seeing something for the first time. Do not assume that you know what is possible because of what occurred yesterday.

Balance your life with new experiences, with love and with celebration of personal successes achieved every day. Do not limit yourself by moving forward with blinders on which allow you only to see your goal. Remove them periodically and drink in the beauty, the love and joy which surround you every moment of your day.

This life is a gift for you. Accept this gift.

Also understand the gift of you, and how your presence affects others in a positive way.

You are a wondrous being, here to grow and to change the world, one breath at a time.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. mochateaoh
    Apr 24, 2017 @ 12:48:08

    As I age, physical balance is challenging. Otherwise, there are many indicators which reveal imbalance, such as anxiety or anger. It’s wise to pay attention to one’s state of mind and then breathe balance back into the mix. Once achieved, balance requires attention, otherwise, something will invariably tilt and disrupt the moment.

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