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Old April 28th, 2009, 00:57   Go To Top / FR Forum Home / #1
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As important as the air you breathe or the water you drink, balance is just as fundamental in managing your daily life. Both sides of the coin have to be present and the cup has to be seen as both half-full and half-empty to stay grounded.

As important as the air you breathe or the water you drink, balance is just as fundamental in managing your daily life. Both sides of the coin have to be present and the cup has to be seen as both half-full and half-empty to stay grounded.

Balance is a requirement for change; it is a fixture that has been cemented into the world. And change is inevitable.
The more you try to fight it, the harder it will be to understand the reasons why things go wrong, or even when things go right.
Looking at the Taoist teachings where balance is most prevalent, these teachings understand one thing and that is that everything contains ‘two primal energies or forces’. As Ted Kardash explains in his article, Yin-Yang, The Principle of Harmony and Change, “These two basic aspects of manifestation often are described as masculine or feminine, light and dark, negative and positive, creative and receptive. The original meaning of the term signified the light and dark sides of the mountain.

Ted further states that the Taoist point of view doesn’t see these opposites in conflict with each other or separate from each other. Rather, they are seen as interdependent or complimentary to one another. One creates the other, and one cannot exist without the other. They should be seen as related, not as contradictions. They are intertwined, not separate. When there is constant change, one thing flowing into another, one thing becoming another, a cyclical pattern takes place. Ted explains it most eloquently by saying, “It is the breathing pattern for life itself.” If you can integrate this theory into your day-to-day world, you will then be able to reach a harmonious whole.
Unfortunately, humans see everything as separate from themselves. These differences are found in race, religion, appearances or thought processes; this is where the walls of communication tend to crumble and where violence and hurt begins. Not only do humans look at others as being separate and different from everyone else, but they also do this within themselves. They disown parts of themselves they don’t like and keep only the positive parts, refusing to love their bodies, personalities or the color of their eyes. However, by accepting the good, bad and ugly, harmony and balance will begin to take root.

To get your life back into harmony, follow one simple rule: Acknowledge your desires and honor yourself by acting on them. Balance every aspect of yourself; recognize those feelings that are true to you. Ensure that both energies have the same amount of care. By doing so, you are in the flow of your life and you are living your purpose.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 14:28   Go To Top / FR Forum Home / #2
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Words to live by I can relate to what you're writing in so many ways. When my life is off balance, everything goes downhill. I like to look at it like this - maintaining a good and healthy balance is just as important as finding the right amount of each ingredient when cooking a good meal.
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Great article Mona I like your ideas but here is my question. Can you name a few things that will improve your balance if you're already off-balance?
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Old April 29th, 2009, 21:03   Go To Top / FR Forum Home / #4
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Great article Mona I like your ideas but here is my question. Can you name a few things that will improve your balance if you're already off-balance?
Thank you T Sure I can.

Here are a few things that will improve your balance:
meditation, yoga, some time alone to focus on yourself and what you like to do? try top listen to your body and find out what you need; do you need to go out for some fresh air? do you need to relax on the couch? or maybe you just need to turn your mobile off and listen to some relaxing music? There is a lot of things you can do, and things that suits you, might not suit another person. it is very individual. So the keyword here is to listen to your body and take some time to think about what you need
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Old April 29th, 2009, 21:09   Go To Top / FR Forum Home / #5
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Great ideas Mona Turning the celly off is a good start I guess.
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Two thumbs up to yet another great post from you Mona
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Thank you Ron - how nice
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I love your mindset Mona. Can I borrow your mind for a couple of days?
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Hmmmm.... I'll think about it
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