Sunday, December 26, 2010

Our Modern Balance Problem

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.

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