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Living a Balanced Life is Possible

Is Balance is a Myth?

There’s a popular concept perpetuated amongst coaches and speakers that “there’s no such thing as living “a balanced life”. Some have cited a ballet dancer standing on point, going through a thousand muscle and nerve twitches to stay balanced and thus concluded that, balance is a myth.

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Another common example is how with each step forward it is said that we are in a falling position before catching ourselves in the next step of walking. Perhaps the toddler is falling forward as she learns to walk, but for most of us, walking is a more intentional process of balancing on one foot and then the other, as we progress. It’s the same for living a balanced life.

Balance is that place between motion and stillness, between in-breath and out-breath, between night and dawn, where angels whisper your name and eternity is poised to answer you.
~LeAura Alderson, MeditationWisdom.com

Balance is that place between motion and stillness, between in-breath and out-breath, between night and dawn, where angels whisper your name and eternity is poised to answer you. ~LeAura Alderson, MeditationWisdom.com #quotes #balance #peace #meditation

Heed the Clues

The interesting thing about balance is that we tend to notice when we’re not. We feel it in our gut and in our bones and in our restlessness, unhappiness and even in depression.

Unease and disease are all clues about balance. If we miss them and fall or fail, the crash will get our attention. Best to heed them and avoid the fall. Slow down, tune in and listen.

Unease and disease are the cues and clues from your soul. Slow down, tune in, breath deeply and listen.
~LeAura Alderson, MeditationWisdom.com

Unease and disease are the cues and clues from your soul. Slow down, tune in, breath deeply and listen. ~LeAura Alderson, MeditationWisdom.com #meditation #quotes #soul #peace

A Balanced Life is a Process… not an Arrival

Living a balanced life is a process of movement and rest… movement and rest. Conscious meditation employs both, movement and rest. The movement of an active and dynamic mind focused on breath, and rest as the body releases tension, attachment and busyness.

In this day and age, where everything is “GO! GO! GO!” it can be hard to pause and take a moment. And that’s exactly why we must.
~LeAura Alderson, MeditationWisdom.com

In this day and age, where everything is "GO! GO! GO!" it can be hard to pause and take a moment. And that's exactly why we must. ~LeAura Alderson, MeditationWisdom.com #bliss #peace #joy #quotes

Living a Balanced Life

As an entrepreneur and ideator, I know it can be hard to just stop and take some time to center yourself.  No matter your walk of life, giving yourself space to connect inwardly is not only healthy for peace of mind, but it’s incredibly reorienting and helps you to remember to focus on what’s important in your life.

Balance is a seemingly hard thing to achieve, because we are always bodies in motion. Our planet is constantly in motion as well and yet retains balance on its axis, and maintains the balance of day and night… activity and rest.

Allowing yourself even a few minutes to just sit and breathe and reflect, can reduce stress and increase peace.

Breath is balancing for it enters and exits the center of your body, through your “rod of life”, represented by your spine. Life energy and breath, flow up and down the energy centers from our head to our seat, and back again.

Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.
~Thich Nhat Hanh

Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity. ~Thich Nhat Hanh #quotes #peace #joy #meditation

No Time to Meditate?

When you cannot meditate, you can still work in centering and balancing yourself throughout your day. No matter where you are and what you’re doing, you can still consciously use your breath to balance your sense of self.

The more consciously you work with your breath in this simple way, whenever you can, the more you will be cultivating a meditative state of mind, that you can call on, anywhere, anytime.

Breathe in to expand and center, breath out to release and relax.
~LeAura Alderson, MeditationWisdom.com

Breathe in to expand and center, breath out to release and relax. ~LeAura Alderson, MeditationWisdom.com #meditation #quotes #relax

What’s Most Important in Your Life?

Your family, friends, relationships, work opportunities, travel, children… Whatever it is for you right now, give yourself a moment to reflect and appreciate that which is most important in your life.

It’s easy to get caught up in the chaos in the media and the dramas of others and our own struggles. What’s more important is to steadily return your focus to what’s most important in your life.

Meditation, gives you space to connect inwardly, improves peace of mind and returns focus to what’s most important in your life.
~LeAura Alderson, MeditationWisdom.com

Meditation, gives you space to connect inwardly, improves peace of mind and returns focus to what's most important in your life. ~LeAura Alderson, MeditationWisdom.com #quotes #meditation #peace