Monday, February 13, 2012


Discipline #7

B.A.L.A.N.C.E: Being Able to Live A Naturally Centered Existence

~ “Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.” ~

—Brian Tracy

Have you ever been driving down the freeway and just as you reach a certain speed you begin to notice how your car starts to shake or vibrate? Generally this happens because there are heavy spots on the wheel-tire combination and to prevent this from happening, generally you will have to compensate for it by placing a measured lead weight on the opposite side of the wheel from where the heavy spot is. This would then “balance” the weight of the wheel making for a much smoother ride. This simple analogy holds true for all aspects of getting out of balance because of too much weight being distributed in a certain direction. You’ve probably heard it said that “life is a balancing act,” but there’s so much more to this phrase than you know. Given the fact that everything is energy, including you and I, the idea of over or under exertion can ultimately become detrimental to your spiritual wellbeing. When I speak in terms of everything being energy, I’m suggesting that all things from the smallest vibration of thought all the way up to the faster realms of sound and light are all merely different waves and forms of energy being expressed. It takes just the right balance of molecules and energetic expression for something to harmonize within itself. This state is called symbiosis. However, should an imbalance happen within the structure, malfunction occurs in which case this could translate into illness and/or dis-ease depending on the degree of imbalance. All ailments, diseases, emotional, physical and mental disorders are a direct result of the chemicals, thoughts, habits, and practices being thrown out of balance. Once the harmonious state of the body becomes disrupted, homeostasis is no longer achieved and the vehicle whether it’s motor or human then becomes adversely affected.

As an energetic being, it is very easy for you to get out-of-balance with your natural state of being which is one of peace and harmony. There are many contributing factors as to why you are so out of balance but the main point I would like to make here is that you must seek balance if you are to remain healthy not only physically but also spiritually. A good visual example of balance would be like watching the tightrope walker as they gingerly traverse the tight rope while holding on to their balance pole. These acrobats maintain their balance by positioning their “center” of mass directly over their base of support, i.e., shifting most of their weight over their legs, arms or whatever part of their body they are using to hold them up. In the heading of this chapter, I use the acronym for B.A.L.A.N.C.E. as; “Being Able to Live A Naturally Centered Existence,” because the true art of living a harmonious and balanced life is about being able to equally distribute the weight of your life back onto the center of your being which is source/God. Everything you experience in life is neither good nor bad but rather the experience of what feels right. When that feeling becomes overwhelming for you, you simply come back to your center. Too much of anything is not necessarily good for you and so life becomes a delicate balancing act of knowing your limitations and being able to recognize when you are out of sync. (pg. 39 of 100 Disciplines to Higher Consciousness: A Conclusive Synopsis on Spiritual Principles by Dr. Peter C. Rogers)

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