Hon­our­ing your­self is a bal­ance

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“Be aware of wonder. Live a bal­anced life — learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work ev­ery day some.” — Robert Ful­gham

Good­bye Oc­to­ber, a month that for me has been a time of tak­ing risks, speak­ing out and then times of own­er­ship — lis­ten­ing to my in­ner voice more than I lis­ten to oth­ers' “stuff”. Putting en­ergy into me is ok. Some say that is self­ish, I say it is self-hon­our­ing. In self­honour­ing I can find­ing a bal­ance be­tween what peo­ple need from me and what I need for my­self.

The mean­ing of bal­ance can be dif­fer­ent for each of us, yet there are some uni­ver­sal truths. Each of us needs a healthy work and life bal­ance to be truly healthy and happy. Our body, mind and soul must be in bal­ance to be at peace and to live a life of har­mony. You and I can only be who we are in each given mo­ment, and trust that all will come to fruition.

My An­gels re­mind me that we mostly come into this world head first and mostly go out feet first and that the bit in be­tween is all about bal­ance. It is for this that the An­gels are ready and wait­ing to help us when we ask. They in­vite us to stay fo­cused on what we be­lieve we can achieve. As Fran­cis J Brace­land says, “We can be sure that the great­est hope for main­tain­ing equi­lib­rium in the face of any sit­u­a­tion rests within our­selves.”

So my friends, if there is a lit­tle panic in you, or con­fronta­tion loom­ing, or a sit­u­a­tion you are in and feel­ings that you are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing — take a deep breath be­cause panic can cause us to over­look some­thing im­por­tant. Check if you are bal­anced from head to toe, take stock and re­mem­ber to hon­our your­self. Aro­hanui. Shirley-Joy.

bel­barow@gmail.com

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