Learning to Balance

Ever feel like you are on a tightrope hanging between two buildings, and because you were so busy, you forgot to pick up the pole that is used to keep you balanced?

Anyone who is responsible for running a family unit of any kind must have felt this way.  My goal today is to kick in my prosperity hormones, get off of this crazy “fight or flight” ride, and calm myself into a gentle balance of ebb and flow.

When I am in the fight or flight mode, everything is a crisis and all deadlines for projects were yesterday.  No matter what, I can’t keep up with all that I think I have to do.  Therein lies the key.  Somewhere there is a little voice that is telling me that I have to get _x_ amount of things done.  The reality is I can’t possibly keep on top of the never ending projects that running two businesses entail, so I have to let go.  The most important thing for me to learn at this time is to find balance in the present moment.

I know it is counterintuitive to slow down to do more, but maybe “more” isn’t the right word.  The truth is that when I slow down, and take the time to tap into my intuition, I can work smarter, accomplish what is most pressing, and really let go of those things that are not necessary in the here and now.  I also know that prayer often helps to guide my thoughts and my actions, leading me to cross paths with the right people who can help me in my personal and business life.

Balance is a lot of little shifts in energy.  If you have ever been on a wobble board, you know that it takes inner core strength to keep you standing without falling over.  It is about being able to move with the flow and not fight it.  My goal today is to find the flow that is my life, and be present to the little shifts of energy.  I may not complete all I want to get accomplished, but instead of worrying about it, I can be more productive in the moment and focus on the task at hand.

Yes, I can walk the tightrope because I can set my intention to get across the gap, step by step, day by day. It is not a race, and it may at times seem impossible.  But steady action mixed with prayer and intention will get me to where I need to go in a balance of the ebb and flow.