Human beings are designed for balance. Homeostasis is the natural mechanism that functions 100% of the time to establish and maintain balance. It is an automatic and wonderfully complex process. Mental and emotional balance are part of homeostasis because there is no separation among the body, mind, and emotions. What affects one, affects all – whether that effect is toward health and wholeness or dis-ease and imbalance. I can enhance balance by my lifestyle choices, making it easier for my body to achieve balance and wholeness. I can exhaust it when my lifestyle choices undermine the process.
I can raise my own awareness by asking myself these questions: Am I helping or hurting myself? What are the patterns in my life? What do I want to experience? Do the choices I make in any given moment support or undermine my fundamental desires?
Have you known someone who is faced with overwhelming life challenges and yet remains loving, kind and able to find joy in small ways? Do you wonder where they find the strength to go on? Is it possible their level of self-awareness is a major factor?
Have you ever known someone who consistently creates chaos while bemoaning their fate and wishing for a more peaceful, happy life? Do you wonder why nothing ever goes their way? Is it possible their level of self-awareness is a major factor?
My observation is that both people, consciously or not, are seeking balance. What we need to understand is that this balance comes from within our beings, not from the circumstances outside of us. It emanates from our personal choices moment-by-moment. The results f those choices hinge on the level of our self-awareness, our consciousness.
So, if a person is chaotic within themselves, they will manifest chaos outside themselves because, to them, this feels like balance. And they are right. What they experience inside and outside is in balance but this does not create peace and contentment.
If a person is balanced and peaceful within themselves, they will manifest balance and peace outside themselves because, to them, this feels like balance. And they are right. What they experience inside and out is in balance and it does create peace and contentment.
The difference is that one achieves a healthy balance and one does not. Remember that balance is not a static state. Even the healthiest balance waivers now and then. The question is “What am I creating and how am I living the majority of the time?”
Life is not about perfection. It is about balance and harmony and wholeness.