Balance for me isn't actually a 50/50 or "everything's in order" kind of experience. Notice that the center of this image is actually off-center! Balance is more often a dance, a flow, or the art of making it up in the moment.
Holiday season can make me think I should be "more together" than I feel I am. But those old judgment voices don't really help. I give thanks for the privilege of working with a terrific therapist who helps me remember to come back to gentle, not fictional, balance. My inner critic is sometimes too fierce... So, today I want to ask myself :
How am I honoring myself as a human being
showing up to life as it is?
I'm also drawn to these lines from the Art & Wisdom Card Deck booklet: “Following the wisdom of proportion,” and, “To live without too much or too little.”
What’s mine to share, in this hard time?
How can I include a wider community in my generosity?
What am I giving away that I might actually need to keep?
When is it nourishing to stop or slow down, or wait?
Thanks for asking questions like these with me.
Thanks for supporting my work too, and I hope it supports you right back.