Living In Balance
- The Balance Of Life and Spirit
- Many people these days are taking a good look at themselves
and their lives. They look at how they interact with their family
unit, how they conduct themselves within business matters and
how much time they spend on making the
all might dollar and the illusive career. With the next evolution
of the spiritual human beginning in full swing in June 1996,
people are trying to find the right balance of life's daily events.
- Many people are searching for something "bigger"
or "more meaningful" within their lives. Many look
outside, some inside and some to higher forces. As a person becomes
more aware of their desires to find a spiritual nature that fits
within their concepts of divinity and faith, a lot of things
begin to change in their lives. And sometimes, maybe more than
not, people suddenly become very critical of themselves.
- Perhaps it's because the common idea of what a "spiritual
person" is and can often be far beyond our capabilities
to attain. We look in a mirror and condemn ourselves for something
we did that was "non-spiritual". We may say I've "fallen
from grace" and then beat ourselves up about it later. But
we try the next day to aspire to the illusive image again.
- It's great to have lofty goals, as long as you can attain
some of them once in a while. But one thing to remember is that
our soul is only 50% of who we really are. We are also 50% human,
and as such we have human desires, needs and emotions. Those
human traits are not always conducive to spiritual thinking or
spiritual ways of living. But we don't have to beat ourselves
up about it.
- There is some validity in the old adage "Too much of
a good thing can still be bad for you". It's very true.
Living to much in the spiritual mind and not being grounded isn't
any better than those who live in the physical world and never
give their spiritual natures a second thought, or a first one
for that matter. It's an adage that tries to define living in
extremes is not living in balance.
- What we are here to learn above all, is balance. Through
that lesson, you can learn acceptance, and how to let go of the
past. Letting go doesn't mean loving those who hurt you, rather
it means forgiving them within yourself and then letting go of
the emotions to move on.
- Many people think being a spiritual person means you don't
cuss, you don't lie, you don't have bad thoughts, you don't drink,
do drugs, or talk about sex. To some you don't even have fantasies
or get angry or even say a bad word about anyone. Now if that's
living as a spiritual person, then no one on this planet can
call themselves spiritual. Being someone who is always pushed
around emotionally because you believe that's what living as
a spiritual person means, isn't living in balance. Perhaps your
lesson would be to learn how to stand up for yourself, believing
you have rights and your own emotions have validity.
- If someone makes you mad, then accept the emotion for what
it is. It is a human emotional response to a personal situation.
Now isn't that what you're here to learn about? Aren't we here
to experience human interactions and emotions on all levels in
order to learn? How are you going to do that, if you don't "feel"
- Living in balance means keeping that anger in perspective.
You don't take it out on someone else and you don't try to kill
or mame the person you are mad at. You just accept the emotion
for what it is. If you lash out at the person who made you mad,
then you will have to accept the consequences of the energy you
created by doing so. Better to accept, let go, and allow the
divine laws of karma to provide justice.
If you act upon desires to avenge your emotions, you will be
no better off than the person who hurt you.
- Being spiritual means you trust in the Divine to take care
of you, and allow the Divine forces of the universe to deliver
justice to those who deserve it. Learn for yourself how to let
go of the anger, let go of the hate
and hurt, and move on with your life in balance.
- I'd like to note, we're not talking about physical crimes
here. We're talking about personal emotional issues. If you believe
someone has harmed you physically, then we urge you to contact
the authorities in your area.
- How Do I Create
- To live in balance means more than accepting your natural
human instincts. It also means looking objectively at why you
react the way you do to situations, people and so on. Analyzing
too much isn't good either, but looking at a situation for it's
spiritual significance, is it karmic, if so how do you redeem
it. Is it a lesson or test of faith, and so on. Let's look at
- Madge is a middle-age woman, married with no children. She
and her husband Max both hold management positions and are very
good at what they do. During the off time, they are involved
in church activities, gardening and going to the theater. Madge
manages both her home life and professional life with pride and
fairness. Indeed she is thought of as a great team player. She
makes decisions by vote or consensus. She rarely if ever is part
of controversy of any kind. She is described as a kind, sweet
- One day, Madge meets a new boss. A young man who is "gung-ho",
driven and a little egotistical and arrogant. This boss begins
talking to her in angry tones, accusing her of not being a good
manager, not being able to plan projects correctly and so on.
- Madge continues to get angry and hurt by these interactions
with the boss, but she is trying to live a spiritual life. She
keeps her comments to herself, she doesn't speak badly of the
boss to anyone and she continues to turn the other cheek. She
tells Max and leans on his shoulder, but she speaks to no one
else about the situation. The new boss gives her a poor review
and tells her she must improve or she'll be put on 6 months probation.
After that she'll be fired.
- Now, the question is, Is Madge living in balance?.
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- We are all part human and part spiritual being. We need to
accept those traits we see in ourselves as "un-spiritual".
It is who you are. How can you ignore part of yourself? Better
to address the part you don't care for and change it to a positive
you do like. Bottom line is, learn how to accept the human traits
you have within your being. They're just as important as the
spiritual gifts you're trying to attain.
- If you want to balance your energies, take a look at the
Balance Your Energies how to article.
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