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Balance: Flow and Faith
In so many areas of life we must always be vigilent of our mental, emotional and physical health. Getting involved or caught up in too much of one thing can create a multitude of problems in life. Out at a networking event recently, I had missed dinner but in true form to the crowd and socializing I purchased my first of many beers. I hadn't intended to stay as late as I did and nor had I intended to carry-on afterwards at a friend's place. A little excess can be a good thing once in a blue moon.
Having just come back to reality and work the very next day, I'm able to recognize the hazards of letting myself get all caught up in excess. Another networking event tomorrow evening that will be followed by a photo exhibit at another location. It can get a little crazy if I let it get out of hand. Now this is just my experience and I'm sure there are others who are not concerned one way or the other. There are many who demonstrate excellent self-control in many situations. Their weakness may lie elsewhere. I believe we all have a weak spot in our lives.
At the networking event I learned of a dear friend who is over-working himself. The company is insisting he cut back to no more than 2 hours each day of the weekend. I was suprised and not surprised. This guy is very passionate and committed to excellence. The tragedy is that his truest artist isn't allowed out to play anymore. I've seen some of his work. He's an incredible artist and that talent is lying dormant crying for release. Our spirit yearns to demonstrate our beauty to the world. This includes the good work he's doing for his company but not at the expense of the rest of your soul.
Initially, we can completely lose sight of dangers of excess. In the beginning it's just an exception as it's a busy week. One week stretches to two or three and before you know it, you're whole life revolves around work. Or, this week there happened to be more events crammed together, an unusual occurrence. I'm not going to let it get out of hand. But in the past, somewhere along the way, I have lost my sight.I no longer kept my eye on the ball, on the real reason I'm here. How do we express our fullest self?
Everything in moderation. Everything in balance. Trial and error is a good teacher, learning to juggle, to have patience and trust that the things that need to get done will get done, and ability to remember that you have the power to say no. My focus is not on the danger as much as it is on the choice. To recognize when I'm in situations that could backfire. I remind myself to keep my eye on the ball; why am I doing what I'm doing? I want to check-in with my soul and be sure that I haven't lost sight of my truest passion in life; not just the distractions.
Finally, I don't need to run from the challenge. I am a physical being. Desire exists to experience life, to experience the textures and tastes, and to learn from a spiritual place. I can dance among the snakes. I can walk on water; the emotional stormy seas of life. The beautiful thing is, so can you! It doesn't come easy initially. It takes careful observation of oneself, the thoughts and emotions, deciphering their significance, and maintaining a perspective of observer of the experiencer; not from the experiencer perspective. This is a bit of challenge and a fun one at that. To see yourself as something more, you begin to access more. It's all in the flow and faith.
Lee Down is a Professional Coach, Trainer/Facilitator, Speaker, & Writer of One Man Can Human Capital Development that focuses on relationships, the key foundation to success in business and life. With more than 15 years professional experience and a thirst for truth and understanding, he focuses on the human spirit and human capacity.
Working with clients, he facilitates the breaking down of beliefs, barriers or obstacles that bring clients forward on their journey of discovery with spirit, energy, abundance, passion and purpose, integrating the mind and body experience. Working with business, he brings visionary leadership and relationship skills to the forefront that witnesses an empowered culture evolve and develop directly impacting the improvement to the bottom-line.
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