Finding balance, that perfect point where you feel challenged, yet successful, busy, but also with enough time for everything. Content. Empowered. Thriving.
Our “selves” are made up of so many variables, different recipes that need different ingredients so that they magically come together at a point of perfect (or imperfect) balance.
Through this crazy mishmash of activities, interactions and happenings, the one stable thing that is required for all of us, is that we have a point where we find our peace.
That moment when we can stop, inhale, exhale and have time pause for a moment while our thoughts clear and our mind rests. A stable moment in our day/week/month that allows us to press the rest button, and see things for how they really are.
Our peace could come in a drip of sweat as our feet pound the pavement and clear our mind. Or perhaps as we make magic mixing and stirring and baking creations in the kitchen. Our peace could come with a book and a hammock, or in the middle of a thumping crowd as music fills our space.
Our definition of our peace is as unique as we are, ever changing and often forgotten. As the overwhelm starts to roll over us, we eventually realize it is because we have lost touch with this moment of peace in our day, so we fight to get it back. We push to rebalance.
Your peace is all yours. It has nothing to do with me. The only thing I can control is where I find my peace. Some days it is surrounded by busy hens, others it is as I run our old farm roads, escaping for a moment. Lately, it has been standing quietly, on a sunny morning, hose in hand as I feed my garden, time slowing so dramatically I can almost see my peppers ripen and tomatoes burst from the vine.
Find your peace. Hold on to it. Allow it to evolve and change as you do. Let it wander in and out, filling your soul as you need it, and giving you space when it is required. Keep it your own, personal sanctuary, ready to be pulled out in moments of stress, or just because it is wanted that day.
Recognize it for what it is, name your moment. Treat the experience with holy respect and understand that it is the thing that feeds your soul.
Whether it is one heartbeat of a moment, or hours of quiet, acknowledge that it is necessary to your existence, and never, ever, ever let it go.