by Allie Klun
Balance. A small word with big meaning. It's a word that we often use to describe a state of mind and being that many of us would like to be in. With popular references to "work / life balance", "balanced diets", "balancing our schedules", it's clear that balance is a desire that we seek in almost all areas of our life.
So how do we achieve it? How do we balance our workloads, our responsibilities, our health, our life? These are the questions many of us seek answers to with hope in our hearts for things to be better, for circumstances to improve. It is also when these questions are asked that the door of exploration appears.
Now, I wish there was a simple prescription or routine that when enacted brought all people back into balance. But unfortunately, this is not the case.
Balance is an individual and personal exploration. It is a series of continuous shifts and changes over time, in all areas of our life. The recipe for restoring balance is as unique as each and every one of us is. When we start to explore balance it becomes the beginning of a blueprint, a map of who we are and who we are meant to become. When we recognize this uniqueness, this individualized approach to balance, the door begins to open and we are invited to embark on a wonderful adventure.
When we dedicate the time, space and effort to direct our attention to the areas of our lives that feel "out of balance", we are able to see possibilities and potential we might never have known we had. If we simply complain about the lack of balance in our careers, schedules, and lives we will continue to feel "off", often resulting in physical ailments and unresolved issues in our mind and our life.
Here I could list click-worthy, catch all tips like "eat healthier!", "exercise more!", "meditate!" to get you started (well, I actually do recommend all of those!) But I also know the importance of a dedicated and individualized approach to this pursuit of balance. It is not always as simple as it is made out to be, and it's often helpful to have someone to consult with as you move through the world of wellness.
Starting the journey of exploring what it means to come back into balance is a practice. And it is often a journey that calls for teachers, nourishment and support along the way. As a Wellness Consultant, I would be honored to help support you on your journey.
If you are ready to begin your exploration of what it means to be balanced, we invite you to take the first step by scheduling a complimentary Wellness Consultation at Zazen.
Book your free consultation now.
I look forward to meeting you and assisting you on your journey!