Tuesday, May 28, 2013
There is no balance in life
I used to search for balance. I thought an afternoon to myself would do it, I thought a yoga practice would help, being more organized and STAYING that way. But I gave up on balance. There is no such thing. Life is busy, it's full, there are events, projects, work, fun.
What I have found is that there is rhythm, more natural than balance and more achievable. Rhythm (from Greek —rhythmos) "any regular recurring motion, symmetry" generally means a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions."
What is a regular, recurring motion in my life? Work, eat, train, play, repeat. Sometimes work is a stronger element than play, some days I rest more than other days. Some days are full, some are leisurely. The ups and downs used to bother me. I couldn't roll with it. I didn't see the rhythm. There is an Ebb and flow in many arenas of life: when I am weak, God is strong, when He leads I follow, when I lead, He ceases to work. Seasons that roll like waves. It's regulated: weak, strong, work, play, opposites rolling together.
With movement you move forward, like a wave, elements in succession. Balance is teetering in the same spot, it's a delicate maintenance, not movement. Now I seek to see my life's rhythm, and move along with it. There is no balance. Stop seeking and enjoy the flow.