Balancing Life: Conscious Calculations for Happiness
The word measurement is defined as a quanitity, dimension or capacity held in comparison with other objects, events or experiences. When we say life is heavy, we are referring to the weight we must bear to steadily move forward day to day. How much weight do you carry? How much time and energy do you invest throughout the day into your relationships, career, family, giving, creating, etc. etc.
After you calculate your expenditures, the actions, movements, offerings, caring and giving of yourself, how do you feel? Balanced?
As children begin to walk, they learn through trial and error quite quickly that they need to stabilize themselves on their two feet. Once they have accomplished this, they are “excited” to walk, run and play. This accomplishmnet brings not only joy but excitement to their lives. This new endeavor spurs on more curiosity as to what they can do and this in turn creates “energy” to explore further limitations and find “balance” or success. We can see this in any milestone big or small, from starting a new career or becoming a first-time parent. It takes a few wobbly steps, before the balance is steady or “evened-out”.
The Key to Balance is Patience. As we age, the weight we need to balance increases. Our responsibilities and ambitions grow exponentially from being a child and on into adulthood.
Now imagine you are carrying two buckets, one in each hand. Is one heavier than the other? Does this heaviness produce an imbalanc or increased tiredness or extra weight to an uncomfortable situation?
As we grow, develop and come into our own identity, we are often measured by this “Scale of Life“, as we begin to learn how to fill each bucket in life. Buckets can represent every facet of life we carry with us from our career to family and everything in between.
An Imbalanced feeling can cause fatigue, vertigo, migraines, headaches, prevention from moving forward (hips, legs, ankles, feet), mental fogginess, forgetfulness, and much more. If this disparity continues the emotional, mental and physical bodies can be further effected. We often call this burn out when we cannot manage the stress or weight of it all. It is becoming aware of our burdens and thelack of harmony we possess in our lives before further detriment can take place.
Balance is a feeling of being whole, full, calibrated, attuned and happy!
This happiness serves to ground us. It provides peace and clarity where we once may have felt frazzled and foggy. Our physical bodies are built to recognize when they are out of balance and give us warning signs when measures need to take place to rectify the situation. When we become aware of where our lives have become disfunctional and seek to remedy it our physical bodies begin to heal. Caring for ourselves first, filling our cup full provides us with the strength and energy to fulfill the other tasks we seek for others.
When we look at the PIE CHART of our life, we can see it has many segments; family, finances, social, profession, friendships, spirituality, creativity, love and so much more. How do we find time to balance ALL of these sections? It takes effort and understanding to wager what is needed and/or takes top priority and so forth. When we spend too much energy in one section of our PIE, it may end up outweighing the other sections. Investing too much time and energy in any one section can foster imbalance and begin to tilt the frequencies of one’s overall health, ie stress overload. This is when we become depleted and/or deprived of seeing the greater picture and enjoying life. Shall this occur, the extra weight begins to place pressure into areas already full, and after a while this weight will begin to spill over, tip, drip, leak and/or give away what you once held. I call this burn out and this can bring about other more damging consequences.
It is important to create a Balance for all that is given and the buckets remain even, so that physically, emotionally and energetically we do not tilt and collapse. If this happens, then what good are we to continue to help others, if we cannot help ourselves?
Being CONSCIOUS & AWARE is the ability to measure life through feelings and intuition of what we are doing and receiving. This mindfulness lets us release control or that darn to do list that serves as a milemarker to acheivement “did I or didn’t I” do this that or the other thing?
Being AWARE & CONSISTENT to the Ebb & Flow of life, means that you are paying attention, and listening to the body, mind and emotions to how they are feeling each day.
Being vigilent to your body’s cues will indicate whether you are balanced or not. It’s a feeling, and these feelings can only be measured by You.
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