Day 5: The Middle Road

Sometimes it’s hard to find the balance between accepting the things we can’t change, and pushing past our comfort zones to push our limits. If we are just OK with how things are, change cannot occur and stagnancy breeds illness. However, if we burn the candles at both ends, trying to achieve our dreams, we also make ourselves vulnerable to injury. This is true on a mental, physical and social level. How do we walk the line of achieving our dreams and accepting who we are, beyond this earth dwelling mind and body?

This is a balancing act that I fall from time and time again. When I see the potential of our human bodies and minds, I am inspired and driven to reach beyond what I currently find possible. I leap into my vision of being  a better person, friend, employee, athlete, musician, artist, healer…the list goes on. With each bit of energy I place in one area, I am taking away from the energy that could be put into another. Eventually I find myself spread so thin that I become better at none of these things.

Then I imagine…what if there was no end to our supply of energy?? Maybe there is a way to harness energy in different ways. That’s when it occurs to me that most energy supplies on this earth require a chance for renewal. In order to replenish our energy sources, we must fuel and rest them.

Balancing back down from the mountains of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru.

Balancing back down from the mountains of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru.

Here are a few tips for energy renewal (I am open to hearing more!):

  • Eat enough nurishing food throughout the day and drink lots of water
  • Get at least 7 hours of sleep a night
  • Spend time around friends and family (especially ones who make your heart feel full)
  • Be OK with where you are at AND excited to challenge yourself to grow

So for now, I am going to take my own advice and not obsess about writing the perfect blog. Instead I am going to get a good night sleep, filled with gratitude for what I have and passion for what’s to come!

 

One Response to Day 5: The Middle Road

  1. . Pat January 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    Such wise words. It is exhasting trying to be all things to all people, so for today, I am simply going to be thankful and celebrate who I am shortcomings and all.

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