The theme in my Kinesiology Clinic this week has been one of duality, balance and self care, quite representative of many it seems. We humans are, after all, a combination of Yin and Yang, masculine and feminine, light and shadow, creativity and solid fact, strengths and weaknesses. However, many are struggling with maintaining the balance.
So what is the solution? How do you find the balance?
Understandably, because we experience imbalance in a very personal way, your process of regaining balance is going to be specific to you.
Self care is your priority.
What does your body, your mind, your spirit, need or want? Listen, acknowledge, and act on those awarenesses.
If you know that you are off kilter but unsure of the aspect, divide a page in two and list combinations in opposing columns. Under each, write the percentage you believe applies to you. Brainstorm how you can bring these into balance, and then dedicate days to working on one at a time.
The following words by Victoria Erickson resignate so strongly for me in explaining what it is to be human.
Half of me is filled with bursting words, and half of me is painfully shy. I crave solitude yet I also crave people.
I want to pour life and love into everything yet also nuture my self care and go gently. I want to live within the rush of primal intuitive decision, yet also wish to sit and contemplate.
This is the messiness of life – that we all carry multitudes, so we must sit with the shifts. We are complicated creatures and the balance comes from that understanding.
Be okay with the flow.
Flexible and soft. Subtly powerful and open. Wild and serene. Able to carry and accept all changes, yet still led by the pull of steady tides.
It is enough.