How to Hold Your Equilibrium

Written by on December 5, 2019 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 1 Comment

How Doth Your Pendulum Swingeth?

“Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.” 
― Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching

The dictionary definition of the word ‘equilibrium‘ is a state of physical balance and/or a calm state of mind. It's when opposing forces are in balance.

It's great when we find ourselves on a high — experiencing supreme joy, love, happiness, and elation. It's really shitty when we hit rock bottom — experiencing doubt, anger, pain, and fear.

The key to true happiness is somewhere in the middle.

An Uncomplicated Truth

Both states of joy or anguish are temporary. As Eckhart Tolle pointed out, ‘this too shall pass‘ — that phrase goes for anything you are experiencing, the good along with the bad.

As much as we want something good to last or something horrible to pass, it's soothing to know that the ‘normal' or most frequent state of our being is always found in the middle — balance.

Happiness — that sometimes elusive emotion — is yours in that balanced state. You'll also find peace, clarity, and calmness hanging out there.

Read related article: Why a 10 Minute Meditation Could Mean Everything

Last week I wrote about patience (you can read that here: Why You Should Always Try Your Patience) — balance and patience go hand in hand. You can even enjoy patience because it's the place you can chill out in when you are expecting your miracle to manifest. Being in equilibrium is much the same — it's the space to be when you are just soaking up being an eternal spirit having a corporeal experience 😉

Learn to love and be comfortable in balance and you will master the art of true contentment — nothing will be able to sway your pendulum but you.

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Cherie Roe Dirksen is a self-empowerment author/columnist/radio presenter, multi-media artist, and musician from South Africa.

To date, she has published 3 self-help and motivational books and brings out weekly inspirational blogs at her site Get stuck into finding your passion, purpose, and joy by downloading some of those books gratis when you click HERE.

Her ambition is to help you to connect with your innate gift of creativity and living the life you came here to experience by taking responsibility for your actions and becoming the co-creator of your reality. You can follow Cherie on Facebook(The Art of Empowerment — for article updates). She has an official art Facebook page (Cherie Roe Dirksen – for new art updates). You can also check out her Facebook band page at Templeton Universe.

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  1.' clnews says:

    Terrific advice, Cherie! — Thanks, Ross

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