Most of the stuff I write about, whether it’s poetry or fiction,
Involves the message of balance.
But what does this mean, really?
Balance is a very vague word after all, with multiple meanings.
Let me give you one example.
Pain for instance.
Most people including me have all suffered terrible pain in their lives.
Some greater than others, I might add.
But show me a person who has not suffered; the ones that surround themselves with the trappings of comfort and pleasure.
Are they happy 100% of the time?
I would say no.
The point I am getting at, is that you need a bit of discomfort in your life to make the comfort feel comfortable.
That’s not to say you should start hitting yourself vigorously with a stick.
Pain and turmoil will come to you if you want it or not. That’s life.
But when it does come to visit you, welcome it like an old friend.
Whenever stress and suffering, feels like it’s going to take a hold and consume you, remember this is all part of balance.
You must also welcome pleasure, and suck it dry for all its worth.
There are however those with more stressful lives than others.
If you are like me, and work every day, feeling like you are getting swept away.
Then there are techniques to use that will bring you back into balance.
When my scales are out of sync and the pain and stress heavily outweigh the pleasure.
I take myself away from noise, sight and sensation as best I can.
I sit and close my eyes and think of nothing but the colour white.
If I am alone, I may even chant for fifteen minutes or so. I take deep breaths and breathe in positivity.
But more importantly I breathe out negativity. (This is how I meditate.)
I do this for fifteen minutes most days, and for me it works to bring me back into balance.
On the other hand when I am too comfortable and generous to myself, life feels less pleasurable.
So I then restrict the pleasure, bringing the equilibrium back once again.
So should you be happy all the time?
If you think you are; try a bit of hardship, and then see how much happier you are upon completion.
Pain will come sometimes by ill luck or by bad decisions. I hope you can use my small tip on balance.
And don’t worry if your life seems crappy today;
because tomorrow is another day, another battle and another time to reset the scales. x