Balance is the key to everything. What we do, think, say, eat, feel, they all require awareness, and through this awareness, we can grow.
I thought once I retired, it would be easy to find a way to balance my life. My very fast paced, busy career ended and there was nothing in my life to fill that vacuum. My life’s scales that had been tipped to the work side for so long began to tip off center and rapidly topple off-balance. I had no idea how to correct that swing and bring my new life into any sort of balance.
I found a quote attributed to Jana Kingsford that gave me a hint of insight. Jana said, “Balance is not something you find. It is something you create.”
I realized it was up to me to become aware of what I needed in my life to create balance. On the journey to Wyoming for the eclipse, I gave myself the gift of time. Time to rest. Time to really see and become aware of the beauty surrounding me. Those discoveries continue to unfold, giving me the energy needed to keep myself and my life in balance.
I am not saying I have it mastered.
I imagine, for me, the balancing act will an ongoing process and always somewhat tenuous.
I’m okay with that.
Be kind and pray for each other. There are many in our country tonight who need our prayers.
I love and thank you.