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About Balance

INVENTORY OF BALANCE

 

When we find ourselves out of balance, our Strength is affected.  Balance is strength! We have to ask ourselves what are some ways we need to stay to be well-balanced? For each aspect there is a counter aspect.  We cannot stay all in one without getting out of balance.

 

Thoughts

Feelings

Intellect

Intuition

Conscious

Subconscious

Work  

Play/Rest

Giving

Receiving

 

 

Carl Jung, called it the two aspects:

 

Animus

Anima

Male   

Female

 

 

Ancient Chinese philosophy refers to two interacting energy models:

 

 

Yang

Yin,

Active

Passive,

Outer  

Inner,

Day    

Night,

Bright 

Dark

Sun

Moon

Dry

Wet,

Positive

Negative.

                                     

To be energized and strong, we need to be well balanced. If I am all thought and intellect, I will be a cold fish analyzing everything and everyone. If I am all feeling and intuition, I will be “off in the clouds”.  We each need to be a whole person – to use all of our capacities in order to be strong, well balanced person.

 

How do we develop inner strength? By being still, by centering ourselves, by listening to the still small voice inside.  Real strength is not being rigid or inflexible. Strength is being able to bend with pressure and stress. The willow is stronger than the oak in a high wind.

 

Bull-headiness or stubbornness is not strength. Strength is being able to look at new ideas, admit we made a mistake, change our way of thinking, and things in better ways.

 

 

 


 

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