Bring yourself into balance now


Happy (almost) spring equinox! At the halfway point between the solstices, the equinox is a time of balance between day and night, hot and cold, and yin and yang. It’s a good time to tune in to your current state of balance (or lack thereof). 

Take stock. Balance doesn’t imply that everything is equal, just that there is a state of relative harmony between opposing forces. If you have a couple minutes I encourage you to read the following questions as an assessment of personal balance. Take a pause after reading each question to let it sink in. 

  • How is your balance of movement and stillness? (Sitting vs moving; thinking vs quiet mind; sleep time vs awake time, etc.)
  • How is your balance of work and leisure
  • How is your balance of community and solitude
  • How is your balance of communicating versus listening
  • How is your balance of doing versus being
  • How is your balance of holding on and letting go
  • How is your balance of connecting with your inner world versus the outer world
  • How is your balance of creating versus receiving
  • How is your balance of filling yourself up versus emptying yourself out
  • How is your balance of engagement with technology versus engagement with nature
  • How is your balance of preparing for the future versus being in the present
  • How is your balance of consumption of resources versus giving back
  • How is your balance of being mind-centered versus heart-centered

While this isn’t a totally comprehensive list, I hope it provoked some insight. If you’re human, I’m sure you noticed certain areas where you’re out of balance. I encourage you to think of balance as a dynamic thing – just like the balance between night and day and all the natural forces. Don’t strive for perfection. 

Consider taking a card and writing down a few of the activities / orientations from above that are lacking in your life. Then try to remember, throughout your day, to bring your attention to something on your list. At the end of the day or week, reflect on how adding in small doses of balancing qualities is affecting your overall sense of well-being. 

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Be well, 

Dr. Peter Borten

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