Thursday, March 7, 2019

On Balance

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Hello and welcome to Spiritual Journey Thursday! Today's topic, thanks to Doraine, is balance. Be sure to visit her yoga blog for Roundup.

Just the word makes me feel some sort of resistance. What does it even mean to find balance in our lives??

I think, maybe, for me, it's not feeling overwhelmed. It's having the right amount of time to myself and time with others; the right amount of work and play; the right amount of quiet and noise; the right amount of travel-time and home-time.

How to achieve this? Well. I've done a lot of work on this. Learning to say "no" has been a really important thing for me. Listening to my body. Listening to my heart. Slowing down. Taking a breath...

You know, I think a big part of it has been letting go of expectations, putting down the script. Not measuring my life against anyone else's. Letting life happen... and being there -- really being there -- while it does.

Here's a quote I found while poking around about "balance," and a just love it. I hope you do, too.

"God made the forests, the tiny stars, and the wild winds--and I think that he made them partly as a balance for that kind of civilization that would choke the spirit of joy out of our hearts. He made the great open places for the people who want to be alone with him and talk to him, away from the crowds that kill all reverence. And I think that he is glad at times to have us forget our cares and responsibilities that we may be nearer him--as Jesus was when he crept away into the wilderness to pray."


  1. Love this quote! And your thoughts on how you've found balance - letting go of expectations, putting down the script. All good! Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Lovely post, Irene. I agree, and especially love the quote. I am trying to learn the same lesson. Blessings for your search of balance. Also, I hope you found my post on Dori's blog... I came unbalanced today trying to get my blog just right, so scrapped it and just put my post on Dori's. I will work on it tomorrow in the hope it will be a new start and better than ever.


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