Good Morning! A thought to meditate upon today.
I wrote about the importance of leading a balanced life earlier on these blogging pages. This is a truth that applies in ALL THINGS – EVERY DAY.
We need to be aware of the five components to our lives. Emotional, Spiritual, Social, Physical, and Mental. Sometimes through no fault of our own they can become unbalanced.
I have a commitment on Thursdays. It is my Prayer Day. – (no big deal) simply a commitment I made to the Lord. Prayer as I go every day but Thursday as He leads simply connect and pray. Sometimes the journey takes me to issues, people and lives I had not even thought about. It can be long – it can be short – it can be quite a journey BUT everything is RELEASED. Nothing is retained. Yesterday and I’m not sure why exactly but much happened that needed an immediate response. Packages arrived (exciting stuff all the beautiful things connected with my recent publication of a Meditation Book and the local novel) phone calls – Issues connected with the middle east – local disasters homes destroyed – then a beautiful card from our local vet arrived. A picture like our dog who died earlier this week. So beautiful! We are saddened and understand your loss.
This world is full of the big very, very important issues and many of our lives have much we should or must accomplish or attend to. In that moment I felt as if my load for the day had become unbalanced. I simply wanted to emotionally respond to everything. Simply sit and cry. BUT………..
When I reassessed my day I knew what indeed was unbalanced. The Physical was overwhelmed. I walked. I’m older now so power walking is not an option but surely turning off everything – no phone, everything but simply moving releasing, stretching feeling the sun, unscrambling everything letting it fly heavenwards both the good, the bad and the incomprehensible. Concentrating on the physical even in my limited way.
WOW! When the balance was restored I am astonished how then I could flow and simply be as God designed. Never losing the caring for needs of others, but BALANCE of personal, family and other components as well.
Something to think about.
Never forget what He gives you to carry is always shared by Him. His yoke is easy and balanced. We have a responsibility to keep the balance in our own ‘stuff’.
Oh thank you Faye! I’m feeling a bit convicted in this area of the physical. Holding down a full time and at times stressful job, trying to write, and all the other relationships in life, exercise is always the first to take a back seat. Isn’t it amazing how all the components you mentioned are connected? Thanks again.