The pursuit of happiness in life must come with balance. There has to be a balance and peace found in all areas of life.
~work and play
~devotion and letting go
~focussing and relaxing the mind
~indulging and denying
I have come to realize that finding this balance is difficult. I feel pulled in different directions at times and lose track of the simplest truth…that life is good and happiness is found from within! I have also realized that whatever path I take…in this case the area of living a healthier lifestyle…it must be one that I can stay on for the rest of my life. So with every Yin, there is always a Yang. There has to be.
Sometimes finding balance means you have to take some time to really focus on change. Change is scary, but necessary to move forward. With every scary life experience there is so much to learn about yourself and life. Be present in that knowledge and don’t let it pass you by.
Don’t beat yourself up when you aren’t getting the results you think you should be. Focus on the changes that are happening in your life. Because if you truly change, results have to happen. It’s inevitable.
Positive in, Positive out (and vise-versa)!
Personally, I don’t want to live a life that is wrapped up in guilt when I do indulge. Because life is meant to be enjoyed and savoured. I have clear goals in place. They are tangible and achievable, but must also be sustainable in the end.
I am truly thankful for recent insights into life. I am also thankful for friendships that are built on true acceptance, love, and support. It’s important to surround yourself with a support system that not only brings you up when you are down, but who will also challenge you when life gets confusing and you have lost your way.
I recently had a moment of total self-acceptance and while I’ve had these little moments before, they are usually few and far between.
As I stood in the mirror picking apart my flaws as I do from time to time, I actually stopped myself and accepted the fact that I’m flawed and imperfect and it brought a huge smile to my face. Who isn’t?!
I looked up imperfect in the dictionary. It means “lacking completeness”. I am complete, so I’m going to drop that one. 🙂
I hope you find balance in all areas of your life, and that peace will come to you as a result. Surround yourself with support, love, and always give more than you take.
From my ever-expanding heart to yours!