I feel all out of sorts. What should I do?
Restore the balance
Pressure, stress, tension. Most of us are all too familiar with not just the words, but the feelings they generate. Some of us, perhaps most of us believe that there is little we can do about it. It’s just the way life is these days.
And yet, we are not completely helpless. We can help ourselves.
I wrote “BEING AND DOING” to remind myself that I can do something to restore the balance. If I feel out of sorts it is an early warning that something is out of kilter. Too much doing, not enough being is usually the culprit.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
- How do you keep your life in balance?
- Do you remember to be and to do?
- What can you share that might be of help to others?
Please leave your comments. I would love to hear from you.
POEM FOR TODAY
BEING AND DOING
It’s all about the balance and the equanimity,
When the being and the doing sit in equal harmony
And we’re buffeted no longer, there’s no pressure and no pain,
We are living life just easy, without tension, without strain.
It’s a feeling we should bottle for the next time we’re caught out,
When harmony’s a memory and balance not about
And life’s getting rather heavy, and fatigue is setting in,
That’s the time to get the bottle out and once again begin
To restore a bit of balance, be and do in equal part,
Give the brain a break and settle for the whispers of the heart
Which remind us in the silence of what we forgot was true,
We are not humans doing; we are human beings who do.
If you enjoyed “BEING AND DOING” please pass it on.
You can find more inspirational poetry in “A String of Pearls, a Yearbook of Daily Inspiration to Soothe the Soul and Rekindle the Spirit”
Click on the book to find out more.
And no retreat would be complete without something lovely to look at, so here’s the
PICTURE FOR TODAY
Une ruelle ancienne – tres belle
A beautiful old alley
And for something really lovely to look at check out Matt George’s site at
Amongst other great photos here’s one from Emily Mitchell who seems to love France as much as I do.
Find more of Emily’s work at
May we all be peaceful and at ease.
Have a good day.