“Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” – Robert Fulgham
The awareness that a balance needs to exist in life, is not a new theory. Men need just as much balance as women. The more we are centered in who we are and aligned with our true mission, the greater the service to humanity.
I have heard women share that their partners take time for themselves, whether fishing, golfing, working out at the gym or contemplative practices like yoga, gardening, etc. So this begs the true question, what are you doing for yourself today, to ensure self care practices? And be the best self that you are capable of being for your family, community at large – starts with you.
Tinny Buddha contributor shares in a blog post that balance means, “To me, it means that you have a handle on the various elements in your life and don’t feel that your heart or mind are being pulled too hard in any direction.”
In the book Being in Balance by Dr. Wayne Dyer, he shares 9 principles for creating habits to match your desires. He suggests that a balance scale exists with one end weighted down to the ground with our desires and the other end of the scale sticking up to the sky. This suggests the power of our thoughts and intentions. I love this book because it helps align our thoughts with our habits and our habits with our thoughts.
I would like to think that my day begins with a conscious effort to align my thoughts with my desires. One technique to do is by practicing gratitude. Gratitude tends to imply that you are in fact grateful for many aspects of your life. I suppose that this vibration of being in a state of gratitude tells the Universal energy, to attract more gratitude.
It is so easy to fall off the bandwagon and forget to do simple practices that create balance in our life.
Some easy practices are:
Walks in Nature – get out and immerse yourself in nature. Witness a bird in flight; take a walk with your dog. Observe green spaces and breathe in the air.
Carve out time each day to simply be. Even five minutes to slow down and quiet your mind. Meditation is a great tool to help.
Mantras or affirmations work awesome. They help shift our attention and center ourselves. Repetitive words or statements formed in the positive help align ourselves.
Great additional tips can be found for Being in Balance.
Laura Ponticello is an Amazon bestselling author of Live the Life of Your Dreams: 33 Tips for Inspired Living, inspired by life stories of people across the globe. Her current book is The Art of Self Transformation, A Guide to Awakening. Connect with Laura.