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A Culture that Doesn’t Promote Balance

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“Our culture doesn’t always promote balance.

Instead, we want everything instantly,

and we are willing to pay a premium later.

We’re impatient.”

Jeff Kooz, Greater Balance, Greater Reward 

Making progress and enjoying the process

Sunrise, Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“However, it is one thing to be consumed by your future financial goals,

and another thing to be making progress and enjoying the process

with a more balanced life by doing what brings you joy.”

Maggie Thompson, Codepency 

You Perform Better

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.”

—Brian Tracy
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Balance and Clarity of Mind

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“One reason I practice meditation is to maintain my own balance and clarity of mind in the face of such huge challenges, and to be able to stay more or less on course through all the weather changes that, as a parent, I encounter day in and day out on this journey.”

Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn, Everyday Blessings 

We all strive for balance

Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

“We all strive for balance, often moving to extremes to find ourselves somewhere in the middle where we can sustainably exist in optimal inspiration. Working toward balance takes a lot of ingredients. We need courage, reflection, attention, action, and a push-and-pull relationship between effort and relaxation.”

– Tara Stiles
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Letting Go…

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“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

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“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

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“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