“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go” – Rumi
Balance comes into play in so many ways in our life. Achieving a work/life balance makes us happier and healthier. Our lives are enriched when we engage in activities, volunteer for a worthy cause, learn new skills. Just as important is making time to rest and nurture ourselves. As Rumi states, it’s an ongoing cycle of opposite energies.
Yin and Yang has been a Chinese principle for thousands of years. It represents opposite yet complimentary forces which dynamically join together to create harmony. We see numerous examples of this in nature: day and night, hot and cold, shadows in sunlight. Autumn prepares for the barren, stillness of winter. Springtime is a time of growth and renewal. Opposite forces create the flow of life.
Another perspective of balance is the tipping factor. Being in tune with our body and spirit helps us to understand our equilibrium point. It’s the process of knowing when to make adjustments before we tip over. Finding balance is an interconnected process as life changes. The one thing we can count on is feeling peaceful and content when we’ve achieved it.