Balance. The state of being in the moment
That's where I want to be all the time.
Sometimes the hardest part about doing anything is just beginning. I know I feel that way right now while trying to get this blog going.
So here it goes. I want to talk about balance. I want to talk about what it is that I do everyday to keep myself there and what sorts of things pull me off occasionally.
I am oftentimes asked by others how it is that I can eat as much chocolate as I do and not increase too much in size. How do I stay positive when things around me look bleak? How do I manage to cross things off my bucket list much quicker than others can even write things down? The answer is balance.
Balance can mean whatever I need it to mean that day. Sometimes (ahem, oftentimes) I yearn for balance after 3 straight days of a pure sugar diet. Sometimes I seek balance after a long and exhausting bout of extreme laziness. Sometimes I am just in such a grumpy mood that I need to snap out of it.
Whatever it is that threatens to shift us off balance, I hope to explore on this site and perhaps we can share with one another our successes and hilarious failures at being at one with ourselves.
I have decided that at this point in my life, certain things have proven themselves effective:
I do not profess to be the greatest yogi ever or even a very good practitioner. I do try to get in a few poses everyday - depending on what my needs and energy level are that day
No races for me and no personal bests. I just want to run to stay fit and I don't plan on doing too much of it - 30 minutes a day or more depending
I never will eliminate anything from my diet nor do I feel I need to. If I eat 3 donuts one day I will likely stick to salads and fruit the next
I don't know why but I truly feel at home when I am as far away from it as possible
it just rebalances me, period
I am pretty antisocial and I like it that way but even I need to scrape the crumbs off my shirt and get out to see my parents, friends, in laws etc. Then I can go back to the crumbs
So there I am. Not too much of anything and certainly not too little. Balance.
Where are you?