“Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.”
— Melody Beattie
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“Harmony is our natural state of being, and so, when our energies become too stagnant, chaos is thrown into the mix to stimulate what will eventually result in balance and invite flow. The trick is to not let chaos trap or define you… simply allow it to create movement in the vehicle of your life so that you can snap your eyes open and take back control of the wheel. Do not lose yourself in the storm, instead, be the calm in the storm.”
― Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life
“A balanced inner calmness radiates from a peaceful centre. It neither craves others’ approval nor rejects others’ presence. It neither pulls towards nor pushes away. It has a reverent attitude towards life and all its inhabitants.”
― Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion
It is difficult to maintain a sense of balance in a world filled with chaos. The urgency of current events and the resulting upheaval throw us off kilter. And we are bombarded with the stuff.
Turn on your computer and there are written words, images and videos designed to make you angry, fearful and throw you off balance, no matter what side of the political divide you find yourself on; or even if you try to stay out of the mess.
The key word here is designed. Yes, this is all intentional. People are easier to control in times of uncertainty and chaos. If you have ever worked for a company where the rules were always changing and you were in constant fear of being written up or even fired, you have experienced “management by chaos.”
That is why it is so important to stay connected to the Divine, rooted and grounded in love and to develop a sense of balance. Now if you have ever tried to walk a balance beam you know that perfect balance 100% of the time is not achievable. Just as when we are on a balance beam, in life we lean one way then the other and sometimes we even fall off.
So how do we get to the point where we are on the beam more than we are on the ground?
Balance your body by eating healthy food. Limit heavily processed food and sugar. Move your body. Throughout the day at least stand up and move around for a few minutes.
Balance your mind by saying no to fear. This may mean turning off the TV or computer. Don’t jump to conclusions and don’t believe everything you see or hear. It may mean filling your mind with so much good that the bad stuff no longer has any room in your head whereby to controls you.
Balance you spirit by staying close to God. Spend time in prayer and meditation. Find time and space to be alone in nature.
Shine your light and continue to be in love with the Universe.
Be careful not to contribute to the chaos. Think of living in balance in a world of chaos as the greatest act of rebellion we can commit.
The world is desperately in need of your light right now. Don’t give in to the attempts to control you through chaos. Stay rooted and grounded in love and keep working on staying on that balance beam.
What are some ways you try to stay in balance in a chaotic world?
With 60 years of living on this earth I am still amazed at the perfection of creation and the way everything is designed to work together for our good… if we only allow it. But we often think we know better. How many of our health problems today are created by bad habits and unhealthy choices? How have we damaged our mother earth by taking charge, tearing down, digging up, relocating and killing? Is the imbalance we see in our bodies and our earth a result of humans trying to redesign creation to meet our own, often selfish, needs?
So what got me thinking about this? Falling leaves. Some of you may know I live in a wooded area. We have trees — old trees and lots of them. Things fall from the trees — nuts, leaves, branches, occasionally an entire tree falls. We also have wildlife. This is their home too. But humans are not always good neighbors.
Right now we’re in the middle of the annual uproar over the falling leaves. There are people who want them out of here and as quickly as possible. I know this is a common practice, but why do we rake leaves out of our yards? And why burn them?
Leaves fall from the trees with a purpose. They cover and protect the ground over winter. They also decompose, nourishing the ground. It’s all part of divine design, But because we want perfectly manicured lawns we rake them up and burn them which causes us to add fertilizer to the grass and makes the air difficult to breathe.
When we mess with creation it pushes back. When we don’t take care of our bodies, they stop working as intended and we become ill. When we don’t take care of the earth it begins to become uninhabitable.
It’s time to come back home to who we were created to be. Only when we stop trying to control nature and learn to co-exist with her will we learn to live in balance and harmony.