Be. Be still. Be aware. Be in harmony. Be happy. Be sad. Be up. Be down. Be wild, and free, and most of all, be you. Be true to all aspects of the spectrum that comprises your soul, your spirit, your body and mind, your wishes and dreams and hopes. Let it be. Let you be.
“Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” Robert Fulghum
By George, er, Robert...I think he’s got it!
NOUN: an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady: “slipping in the mud but keeping their balance”
synonyms: stability • equilibrium • steadiness • footing
VERB: keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall: “a mug that she balanced on her knee”
synonyms: steady • stabilize • poise • level
Balance is fluid, non-static. There is wiggle room.
“A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your step as you walk the tightrope of life.” William A Ward
Balanced food plan? 80/20 works for me. The greens, the unprocessed, the healthy broccoli, spinach, almonds, fruit, etc. (you already know it, right?) 80% of the time and the cheese-while-in-Paris, the pain au chocolate (mmm, chocolate croissant), the cocktail, the, well, the indulgence, 20% of the time. I don’t always achieve that goal, but I gotta tell you, when I do, it feels good to feel good.
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. –Oscar Wilde
Balance work / play? Oy vey, this one can be a tough nut to crack. I am happily retired from the work five days / play ( ?what? laundry/market/cleaning; what kind of play is that? ) two days routine, but I remember the challenges, the burn-out, the frustrations and the resentment. I also remember loving my job even though I knew my life was out of balance. WHO decided on that 5/2 schedule? So, here’s a thought. Perhaps you could remember who you are. What did you come here to do? What brings you joy, where do you find your peace? I used to wonder ‘how on earth did I wind up in Los Angeles’ when what I really wanted was to live in the woods. It took awhile, but, Ta-Da, now I live in the woods. Don’t ever give up on your dreams.
Life is good. Love one another. Pass it on.