Balancing Act

Image by Dave Dugdale

Image by Dave Dugdale

“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”
~ Rumi, The Essential Rumi

 

Occasionally things happen which give my world a good shake up. Sometimes it’s a gut punch. Sometimes it’s the most incredible blessing that I never saw coming.

I’ve learned to appreciate these paradoxical moments. I now see that one is less without the other. You need both, in order to have the contrast which makes each experience more meaningful. More honest. More real.

Both grow you.

Both help define you.

It’s a balancing act.

Image from Andy Groleau

Image from Andy Groleau

No point giving in to the pain. No point surrendering to the beauty.

There’s a balancing point somewhere in the middle.

When you find it, you realise that it’s all okay.

You see that love is the answer to every question.

Whatever you’re going through right now, look for that balancing point. Use your heart to orient you to that middle ground.

Keep feeling.

Keep breathing.

Keep loving.

Everything passes. Everything changes.

Love remains.

7 thoughts on “Balancing Act

  1. I agree, without the bad, you never realise how good the good truly is – balance is so important in our lives, in all parts of our lives – thank you for sharing, and I love the photos! Will be reblogging 🙂

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