Every day is a chance for new beginnings, to create something great and feel wonderful for it.  If we want to finish the race of life, we are going to have to let go of things that cause us to get discouraged, things that hold us back.  Hatred and anger only bury us with pain and sorrow.  We need to understand that life is about moving forward!  So today, let’s stop holding on to what hurts and make room to what feels good!  

Some of us have bought into the illusion that we can work hard to get our lives organized and “balanced,” and in turn our lives will stay that way forever.  It’s simply not so!

Sameness is not balance.  One of the givens of being human is that we are constantly granted the opportunity to grow, learn, and change.  Our houses and our cars are trying to teach us that all material objects are in a constant state of disintegration, and we don’t want to believe them.  How much more difficult is it to see ourselves and our world this way?

Balance will never be attained once and for all.  That’s just the way life is.  We can either accept it or keep trying to live in illusion.  Some of us may choose the third option of doing both-accepting it for a while or for some things and then not for others.  I’ve visited option three countless times but, I’m now noticing when it occurs.     

The most balanced thing we can probably do for ourselves is accept the joy of feeling balanced when we do, recognizing that the balancing of ourselves is an ongoing process that offers us a minute-by-minute opportunity.  As you recognize your humanness, don’t forget to be kind to yourself.

“When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Take a look at any aspect of your life you believe you have “balanced” or are trying to keep the same and see if this is causing you stress.  If so, try putting on new glasses and celebrating the balance that is there while accepting the change that is just around the corner.

Cheers to a happy & healthy 2023!

Wade W. Bergner