This phrase runs through my mind almost every time I think about my life.
I really want you to feel the same feeling of inner calmness, peace, happiness and content when you look at your life. I also hope that a lot of you already have that feeling no matter how different your lives are from mine.
For a while now on week-ends I’ve been rambling about life balance and what it means to all of us. After we have discovered what life balance is for each of us and what core feelings and beliefs create a basis for this balance, I think it is time to lay the foundation of it.
No matter how you view life balance and what your core beliefs are, there are three pillars that can be beneficial to each and every one of us. I find that these pillars are essential parts of my life that help me be in balance. Take a look at them:
- Patience. Patience gives inner calm and lets you flow through the waves of life. No goal is too distant, no task is too complicated, and no journey is too long for a person who has mastered patience. Sometimes we just have to wait patiently in life to get where we want to be.If you look at life balance the way I do (inner feeling of harmony, peace and fulfillment in life) then patience will definitely take you there. Practice it every day and in every situation and you will notice that soon your life will finally flow in the direction you want to.Here is your guide to becoming a patient person.
“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.”
Arnold H. Glasgow
- Mindfulness (awareness.) When you are mindful you get used to looking inside of you and actually understanding what you see there. Have you ever had this feeling that you want something but you don’t know what? Have you ever asked yourself “What is my purpose in life? What am I doing here?” Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get everything effortlessly in life?I want to be bold enough to say that the answer to all these questions lies in mindfulness. Being mindful means understanding what your body tells you and when. It also means understating the origin of the emotions you are experiencing. When you learn to be mindful you can easily find your core beliefs and open your heart to spirituality, faith, kindness, generosity, love, and freedom.Take a deep breath in and slowly proceed to this guide for mindful living.
“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.”
- Moderation. “Everything is good in moderation,” this is the motto that I use in life. Moderation protects us from obsessions, addictions, different –holisms and other extremes. Not everyone will enjoy the life of moderation but being in balance means being moderate in life.Whether you are conscious about your health, environmental impact or your work, moderation will give you the tools to find just the right balance. Being moderate is not about subduing any strong feeling or emotions in life, it is about making mindful choices that you will not regret. As one of my readers mentioned in her comment “Moderation is good in moderation.”Find ways to incorporate moderation into your life here.
“Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.”
Jean Paul Richter
These three virtues are just the foundation of life balance. They are the building stones that will keep the rest of the structure stable and intact no matter what. Once these pillars are in place you can start adding other virtues like kindness, generosity, positivity, gratitude, and others to create a wonderful palace of life where you want to live.
How do you relate to the virtues mentioned above? Do you have other pillars that keep your palace of life stable? Don’t forget to leave a comment and add to the discussion!
Keep it balanced!