Working It Out

Finding Equilibrium

Ahhh, such an ability to balance. The flamingo stands in equilibrium on only one leg.

Ahhh, such an ability to balance. The flamingo stands in equilibrium on only one leg.

I enjoy moving with the flow in my life. I split my time between my career, writing, Embers of Light (EOL, my business supporting others on their journey to physical, emotional, and spiritual health), friends, family, and personal development. I can’t do it all once. I have to pick and choose which to do on a given day or time. And so, the juggling begins. I don’t want to drop any of the balls, and if I neglect myself, they all fall to the ground. How much time for each thing? When for each one? I depend upon the universe to show me what’s flowing, and I devote more time in that area.

This bunny doesn't hibernate in spring or look for grass in the snowy winter. It knows which season is in the flow with its needs.

This bunny doesn’t hibernate in spring or look for grass in the snowy winter. It knows which season is in the flow with its needs.

If I go with whatever flow a season of being presents, I suddenly discover many unexpected opportunities. I take them as they come, knowing that a particular stream won’t flow forever. Everything in my life has a season – its’ own spring, summer, fall, and winter. Resisting the season just brings misery as everything seems more difficult. Some years, one aspect of my life takes a large step forward, while the others seem to tread water. And eventually, the tide ebbs for one part of my life and another aspect flows.

Amazingly, when I work to expand my consciousness, and feed the joy – it seems like everything starts flowing. That one choice seems to bring ease everywhere, and it’s sweet to ride the energies wherever they take me. So if my EOL work is growing, I just keep booking appointments. I know that more time with my friends and family inevitably will come around. When my EOL work ebbs a little, my writing picks up or family time takes over my schedule.

As one lily blooms, two other buds wait their turn.

As one lily blooms, two other buds wait their turn.

Don’t I need a little down time? Sure I need some,but too much gives me a bad case of inertia and I just can’t seem to get started again. There are a few things that I do just because they are the grease for all the wheels. Time with my immediate family, reading a book, walking in nature, or a catching up on my email all have a restorative effect. They help me regain my equilibrium as I change tasks and flow. I need this time to catch my breath and develop the stillness I need to change my focus in another direction.

I know that we are all jugglers to one extent or another. What we juggle may be different, but the need to take care of ourselves is universal. What are your favorite activities to feed your equilibrium?

Like this bee, I want several blossoms to chose from.

Like this bee, I want several blossoms to chose from.

6 replies »

  1. Doing something creative always calms my soul and nourishes me. It doesn’t matter if is wood working, writing, painting, or sewing…..creative activity builds momentum to keep my mind and body energized.

    I love that little rabbit! He needs something more to eat. He looks thin to me. It may be that his mother has just turned him out to make it on his own. Little cottontail rabbits have always been special to me. When I was a little girl, I could lay on my bed and look out the bedroom window to all the little cottontails feeding on our lawn. The lawn would be covered with them like gravel on a road!

    Mom

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