Today is the autumn equinox. That magical day that happens twice a year, when day and night are exactly the same length. And on this day of perfect balance, it occurs to me that so many of us are striving for a sense of balance in our lives. And while I do think it is a worthy endeavor to attempt a balanced life, I also think, if it only occurs in nature twice a year, maybe we should relax a little about the whole thing.
To everything Turn, Turn, Turn, there is a season. And now is fall, and we may be overwhelmed by the business of back-to-school, or we may be feeling more like now is the time to hole up and wear cozy sweaters and drink tea. Wherever we are at in this cycle, it will all balance out over the course of a lifetime. Looking at balance over the long term is a lot less stressful, don't you think?
So where are you in the cycle right now? Is life hectic or are you taking it easy? Wherever you are, I hope you can just BE with whatever it is, knowing that the wheel keeps turning, and change will come soon enough.
Have a beautiful day!