|artwork by Meredith Howard|
"On one side of the equation, we have more and more of everything faster and faster. On the other side of the equation, we have our relatively fixed limits: time, money, physical energy, emotional resilience, intellectual capacity." - excerpt from In Search of Balance by Richard A. Swenson, MD
A year ago, I felt completely overwhelmed and scattered by all of the different activities in my life. On top of that, I felt guilty, because I was still not doing as much as everyone else I saw around me. My daily activities drained me. I had nothing left inside, so I pushed people away. I wanted to run away from my life and start over.
So, that's when I decided to refocus. I started to acknowledge my limits. I started to evaluate every little aspect of my time, schedule, desires and dreams. I did not want to merely reorganize my life based on a list of priorities. I wanted an overarching spirit to connect all that I do. I wanted my life balance to come from deep in my soul. That is when I began to find soul balance.