We have 174 days to 2012 and I can feel the exhaustion slowly creeping up… Dressed like a magnificent bird, it beckons me to step inside the sparkling chamber of sleep and rest. Everything can wait it says, nobody is indispensable it assures me… Tarry, tarry, tarry a while. I nod. I smile. I understand. So, why did I just shove that magnificent, brightly plumed bird to the side? Why is it so hard to find balance? Within each of us is a switch that we constantly flick on and off as we struggle with desires, dreams, goals, expectations, delusions and more.
We want our best self to rule the roost yet we sabotage ourselves by overreaching, by allowing disgust and fear to rule, by flaming out. We allow ourselves to be burnt to smithereens by unresolved fears; alternating fears of success with failure. Mirroring the sacred and good work we do is the profane critic’s voice… “not good enough, do more. not good enough, say more.” Until we shut that rat up and embrace the magnificence of simple things; by pausing, smelling scented Jasmin petals, perhaps resting under the Jacaranda tree, we will lose balance… struggle, gain only snatches of joy… Where is your balance?
We all need down time and, even if others insist we are not doing enough; not busy enough like Suzie’s mom, or active enough like Jamie’s mom, we must ignore them. We must ignore our inner critic too and just put our pretty feet up and inhale the beauty of a simple act… brew a cup of tea. Then, when the voices get louder, we must go sit under that jacaranda tree and say to those disgusting, ratty, annoying inner/outer voices… Shut Up! Let me be! That my dear diva, sister, mama, blogging friend, is the secret. What about you? What are your thoughts? Where is your balance? Do you find happiness in overwhelm? Do share! Thank you.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Why is it so hard to find balance? Do you know anyone who has better balance than you do? What do you think their secret is?
Positive Motivation Tip: Make time to look at things and just be; no expectation, no criticism… just a time balance.