Balance. Something we take for granted until we lose it. A wonderful skill that makes all we do possible. If it were not for balance most things in our life would be unthinkable.
On Tuesday I lost my balance and fell. It seemed in slow motion. A wrong step, at the wrong angle, at the wrong time and down I went, knowing it was going to hurt when my body came to an abrupt stop.
For a few moments I stayed down, trying to regain my bearings, assessing the possible damage and then slowly stood up and gingerly started moving again. Two days later I’m still quite sore but each day brings an easing of pain as I walk, bend, move.
In a similar way there are seasons when our lives become out of balance. Pain, loss, death, chaos, confusion, doubt, fear come our way putting our purpose, faith, relationships, all things awry. Our first response may be to try and get back to “normal”, even things out, find our equilibrium as fast as possible. Though tempting, this is often a mistake and not attainable.
Regaining our footing again takes time, patience, assessment and an endurance of the aches and pain of being out of balance. However, take heart. Balance may not be easily found but it will not be lost forever.
Posted on December 3, 2015, in Life and tagged #balance, #fear, #grace, #journey, #kindness, #life, #path, #trust, #wisdom, love, mindfulness, Peace, purpose, Truth. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.