Ahhh … Balance. That seemingly ever-elusive state of being that we all aspire to create in our lives. You know, that growing conversation about balancing our mind, body, Spirit and soul to create happiness within ourselves and within our lives. Yet, despite all of the ways that we take on to create balance, to create grace and ease in our lives, the events of daily life often pull us away from our grander intentions, leaving us feeling depleted, stressed, and acting in ways far less than our best selves.
Fortunately, many experts from a variety of different fields offer us ideas about how to create balance amidst the busy lives we all lead. More often than not, ideas from success gurus intersect with Spiritual seekers, meditation practitioners with business leaders. For example, Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, and author of The Compound Effect suggests an equation in his book; “small, smart choices + consistency + time = radical difference,” as a proactive approach to radically improve our life. Janice Lynn Lundy, author, Spiritual Director, and editor of Buddha Chick Life (buddhachicklife.com) offers us one example of this equation to transform the quality of our lives, but from a different perspective. Lundy believes that by consistently taking time every day to meditate to create inner-calm, even if only for five minutes, we develop greater clarity about who we are and what we want in life. From this place of clarity, Lundy says we access our inner wisdom to choose and create our lives more powerfully. We create balance and inner calm, to access our “truest” selves.
In this spirit of “value from all,” we offer you all sorts of ideas to explore and experiment with, to create balance in your life. Perhaps a breathing technique or visualization exercise from authors Sharon Salzberg or Diana Lang will resonate as your starting place. Perhaps advice from success guru Darren Hardy or motivational speaker Anthony Robbins will prompt you to create an action plan as your rooting exercise. Perhaps guidance about how to decompress from your hectic schedule from Dr. Frank Lipman, or tips about creating inner-harmony with an alkaline-based diet from Dr. Robert O. Young or Kris Carr, or fitness tips from triathlete Brendan Brazier will make clear what you need most in your life to create, balance, health and vitality. Or, perhaps you will hear the value of incorporating a bit of all of what we offer here into your daily lives, to increase your energy and vitality, to grow greater personal and professional success, and to develop your understanding of conscious living and living life fully, from a place of balance and clarity.