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Balance, Harmony And Peace
How does one achieve these three things in ones' life? Is it possible? And if so, why is it so hard to do?
First off, there is no
Let's look at these three words separately. Balance, what is it?. What does it mean? How would we know if someone was balanced? What would be his or her demeanor, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually? What would be the nuance of their thoughts, speech and actions, day by day?
Bear with me as we list some words that we feel from time to time ( Stressful, negative. nervous, bland indecisiveness, uncertainty, fearful, boring, alive, dead, non-committal, positive, alive, happy, caring, compassionate, doom or gloom, emotional , passive, excited, enthused, empowering, affirming, fearful, apprehensive, deceiving, truthful, wise, weak, forceful, empty, hollow, selfish, pretentious, over-bearing, arrogant, indifferent, apathetic, anxious, obsessed, pessimistic, calm, certainty, confident, courageous , gentle, knowledgeable, aware, flexible, attentive, vital, energetic, influential, serene, purposeful, cheerful, creative, insightful, conscientious and loving? )
Now all of a sudden, we have not only three words to look at, but a mini-dictionary to look into. To gain some insight into what is behind the words; balance, harmony, and peace. Plus, those other words we just mentioned.
Let's stick with a person's word selection. Before moving on to gestures, manner, impression, and appearance. How one speaks; the words he or she chooses, or the words not chosen.? What one speaks about or that which they never speak about. Or seldom speak about. In asking how one speaks, we are asking in what manner, sound, strength, the intensity is one speaking. Is it, with uncertainty, a passivity, an indifference, an apathy. You get the point. We are not nit-picking here. We are trying to find out what is 'balance, harmony, and peace'. But we will try to arrive through the back door, by finding out, by looking into imbalance, disorder, and conflict. Most people in their right mind would opt for order, balance, harmony, and peace in their lives. Would you agree? Yes?
Balance, harmony, and peace is an outgrowth of being aware, of being perceptive to that which we are a part of, as we encounter life. It is in attending too; being intent on what is happening around us. A seeing with our ears and hearing with our eyes? Which allows us to be alive to the moment, the "now".
If one is a million miles away as another is speaking or they are pre-occupied with the chattering that is going on in their own mind. Their responses are predictable, as are their choice of words. They are somewhere else. A prime example of not being in balance, harmony or at peace with oneself. Certainly not with the person who is trying to speak. Small detail you say; "not so" because attending to the moment, to that which is at hand is part of being balanced, in harmony and at peace with oneself and everything else. If we fail to hear and see what is going on around us, if we are so occupied with our own confusion and disorder We isolate ourselves from the moment, from being there instead of somewhere else. We are entering the unbalanced area. We are living in our own little world. A reality that we have structured. A reality that limits and prevents us from experiencing the moment, the "now". Creating; worries doubts, anxieties, fears and all those other proclivities we hang onto
Is this too simplistic, maybe?. Too naive, maybe?
The tone, volume, strength, and vitality of the voice. The light of the eyes, the energy they emit. The posture of the body, its tone or lack of tone. Also, it's energy. How one moves; is there an alive-ness or a deadness to the body's' movement? Here we are talking about how one walks, talks, acts, works, makes love, washes dishes, scrubs the floor, or whatever ones' daily routines are. Is it alive or dead?
We need to take a serious look at how we think, speak and act. If we are interested in having a life that is Balanced, Harmonious and Peaceful.
The choice is yours. The response-ability is yours. Nobody else! If you are continually throwing yourself underneath the bus all the time? Stop!!!
You can be a victim or a Victor.
A slave or a Master. whiner or a Winner.
The choice is yours!
You can either fish or cut bait!
Pass or shoot!
Bet or fold!