As of August 1st, 2014 I will be shutting down this blog and the Balance Point website. After going through a number of important life changes, it feels like time. My job is done. And in considering how to close out gracefully, I reflect back on something I told my son and new daughter-in-law shortly after they were married and heading off on their life adventure together. It seems appropriate to share with you now. “You pretty much know everything you need to know. All the answers to any questions you may have or solutions to situations you face are within you.” And…for the past three years through Balance Point this is what I’ve been sharing. All I’ve done is listened to the still balance point within, trusted it and shared with you as my personal discovery.
And…there is one last parting thought on the idea of balance. First of all, let’s all recognize that it is a concept. And as any concept, it can be misconstrued and misinterpreted. So I’d like to be very clear about what true “balance” represents – at least to me. It does not mean perfection; it is anything but that. Let’s face it, perfection is not only overrated; it is exhausting too. If we were all perfect life would be boring and one dimensional.
Balance is, in my perspective, the act of coming from that clear place within and responding from it – a clean perspective. This “place” includes all the imperfections, does not judge them and is not pulled in any one direction by them. It is peace and balance. Or more aptly put – True North. When coming from this True North you live authentically – warts and all. 😉
If you’re trying to “get to” balance then you are missing the boat. There’s no “getting to”. There’s only “coming from”. And the only way to come from is to get quiet and listen. However it works for you. Whether it is walking, riding a bike, swimming, writing, singing, playing an instrument, sitting in silence, meditation, praying, sitting in church, synagogue, temple or mosque…open yourself to those regular opportunities to nestle into that space within you. Listen. Take in what is being heard. Receive. Contemplate. Accept. Rest. Relax. Recharge. Then choose to operate from from this perspective. That’s balance and what it means to live from the balance point.
Many blessings to you all. Thank you for hanging with me these past few years and best wishes on your next chapter of this adventure we call “Life”.