Finding your balance
"Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings" - Rumi
Finding your balance is essential. There's always an irony of our modern day life that we desperately look for more movement but at the same time more stillness in our life. It's in balance that we find equilibrium with the conflicting energies that existing from day to day, it could be mixed emotions of happiness, excitement, anger or boredom.
Try and find your balance through these few ways:
- Meditation: Meditation is the act of quieting the mind. In actuality, it’s considered one the of most difficult and fulfilling acts when balancing the mind. Often, we find ourselves with so many thoughts. Our bills, our loved ones, our needs and wants… thoughts of each assail the mind, in the form hopes and fears. Quieting the mind involves pushing these thoughts out of the mind. It acknowledges their existence, but allows you to greatly narrow your focus.
- Balance in Exercise: Exercise, like a diet, is a big part of having a balanced physical body. In exercise we maneuver and flex the body in new ways. We tear apart our muscle fibers, encouraging them to regrow even stronger than before. But in this, exercise also does a lot to calm and de-stress the body. Yes, that’s right – we exercise to relax!
- Balance in Nutrition: A healthy body starts with what you put in it, and a healthy, wholesome diet with varied foods is the essential starting ingredient. Indeed, most nutritionists refer to such a diet as “balanced diet“, as it represents a holistic representation of the foods and nutrients needed by the body.