Being in balance…I watched the movie “My Spy”, starring Dave Bautista, the other night and one scene came to mind as I was thinking about balance in my life.
The Spy, a hulk of a guy, was on the playground teeter-totter and on the other side of it were 3 girls. Up and down they went. If there was just one girl, no way would she have been able to counter-balance him and enjoy the teeter-totter ride. It would have been impossible for one girl to move the teeter-totter with him on the other side. It was out of balance. It took adding 2 more girls to the opposite side of The Spy to create a harmonious balanced ride for the 4 of them.
Just like in life. If we are out of balance with one thing that far outweighs another, there is no way, no matter how good our intentions are, there is no way we can have a harmonious balanced flow. It takes some leveling out the two opposing sides to create balance.
Here are a few examples:
If you eat a bowl of ice cream every night, that might not be a problem IF you also exercise enough to balance it out. But, if you don’t exercise, you’re probably going to gain weight.
If you like to spend money, that might be okay if you have a job that allows you to do that, but if you spend more than you make, you’re more than likely going to end up in debt.
If you have a good amount of fears, problems & dramas and not enough joy, happy & peace to counterbalance them, your emotional health could suffer. The overwhelm of life can sneak up on you and the next thing you know, you’re in a rut day after day. Being out of balance in this way could altar your health, your mood and your motivation.
Do what you can to keep your teeter-totter harmonious & balanced, add what you can to the opposite side and enjoy the ride.
Your God girl