We are always seeking “balance” in money, food, politics, family, friends, and more. Trying to find what is right for us all the while being told what everyone thinks is right for us. It surrounds us in all of the media—printed, electronic, and social. There are those who say the media makes up the news. Do they? Is what we hear real or “fake”? Is what we read the truth? After years of exposure to everyone else, how can we find our “personal” balance? How do we express more of ourself when sometimes we cannot find our “person”?
There is an answer. It is not easy. It depends how far “down the rabbit hole” we have gone. We may not know how we feel about “family”. We may not know how we feel about “friends”. In this era of Trump, we may be totally torn about “politics”. “Food” is a battlefield of good, bad, and more. And we don’t have a clue about “money”!
The answer is finding your intuition…if you even know what it is.
“intuition” is the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence or conscious reasoning, or without any understanding how we learned it. Intuition begins with the native knowledge we are born with. We react to being wet, hungry or tired. But all gets murky when we begin interacting with our environment, and that includes family, friends, politics, food, and eventually money!
If we can find our foundation in intuition, then we can begin to rebuild and eventually find our balance in all areas. “Balance” means listening to what we learn from our environment and taking what is pertinent to each of us personally and allowing it to become a part of our being. It is not easy. And that is why I chose it as this week’s topic. So many of us are so conflicted, but all is not lost. Finding your intuition is necessarily selfish, but you must be selfish. This is your life. It is the only one you have.
Now, taking each area of your life, separately, and quietly drilling down to find your meaning in each area, through quiet, mindfulness, and meditation and other quiet energy paths, you will find your meaning coming to you…slowly but surely. From there, you will find what resonates for you…only then can you, and only you, determine what “balance” is for you. You will know it when you feel it…feelings are another topic for another week.