So much unrest and change in the world. So much unrest in the Middle East, in our own country, perhaps in our own lives.
How do we keep our sanity? Faced often with difficult, complicated situations, how do we make the best possible choices? The wisest choices?
We turn to what doesn't change -- the calm, timeless truth at the core of our own being that is the same today, yesterday, and forever. It is the truth of our existence and as the prophets have declared, it has the power to set us free.
How do we connect with truth?
But how do we connect with the truth of ourselves? What does it look like, this indescribable, unchanging essence that is the very source of true happiness and well-being just as our blue spruce tree represents safety and well-being for the bunny JoAnn and I love to watch?
Truth loves balance. The universe loves balance.
It's not very sexy -- heck, perhaps it is very sexy after all, the basis really of not only good sex and but good relationships too -- but balance is one of the primary characteristics of our own true nature.
So the more balance we bring into our life the better it is for us and for our loved ones and the big, wide world.
The true promise of aging
I was thinking about this the other day as I was toiling away, trying to design an online workshop about the true joy and promise of aging that I hope to offer in the spring.
I suddenly realized that it wasn't fun anymore. I was trying too hard. I've found over a long career of writing that while a certain amount of creative tension is necessary and indeed inevitable at times, too much struggle can be destructive.
So I pulled back a bit from what I was doing and turned to the stillness that in the past few years -- through the grace of life, no other reason I can think of --has become the very source of my happiness and well-being.
As our bunny sometimes runs for safety beneath the ample girth of its tree I found safety and serenity in the shade of my own timeless presence.
Does life call for more daring?
As change escalates in us and around us, let us remember the importance of balance in our lives.
If life calls for more daring, let us be more daring. If it calls for more exertion, let us step up our exertion and our involvement.
And if life asks simply that we relax from our struggles, and be still humble in the presence of what is changeless and eternal in ourselves -- why, let us do that.
For balance is a law that no human being or nation or even civilization can ever successfully contravene.
One last thought
One last thought. Sometimes, if we are to find our balance, and experience the victorious life that is the birthright of each one of us, a few tears are appropriate, don't you think?
New 28-day course from Steven Aitchison
I'm delighted to announce that my friend and mentor Steven Aitchison, of Change Your Thoughts blog, is offering a terrific new 28-day course called Mind Alchemy.
This course, beginning February 1st, is absolutely free. There are no sign ups, and no strings attached. As Steven says, it is just a free course with na community feel to it. At last report over 600 participants had signed up for Mind Alchemy. The details are here:
Steven has a wonderful gift to offer and I know his new course is going to be a great blessing to many people.
Bye for now and blessings to you.
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