This word keeps coming to mind. It’s an action to be taken, perhaps even a directive. It’s defined as “to oppose with equal weight or force.”
But in my book, it’s not about opposing. Or the kind of force we are witnessing. Or the kind of either/or where we have to choose. It’s about counterbalancing the state of affairs with the bright light weight of our heart’s wisdom.
It’s about marching right through the battlefield and stepping aside, listening instead to our most self-honoring beliefs and activities. It’s about offering up our love and compassion anyway.
I see friends doing this all over on their individual pathways: rescuing cats, actively spreading joy, writing novels, tending gardens, letting us in on their transformation, moving across the country, caring for the elderly, baking vegan goodies, sharing spiritual insights, being brave in the face of the unexpected. You know who you are.
Take a moment to assess the weight within. Are you counterbalancing today?
Nice share, dear Susan….
one day a week, i stay in pjs, enjoying 2 cups of coffee….pray, meditate, munch,
read and sleep, …on my own, maybe chat with my daughter…but the world does not exist inside my hearth….
then I take on the world the other 6 days…..feeling fortified, able to listen. able to hear, always continuing to pray…
sustained by just one cup of coffee…..and some tea….
A lovely counterbalancing!
Love the colorful flags and the hollyhocks!
Applying counterbalance allows us to remain centered when unplanned events come upon us. It’s an active use of harmonizing yin and yang. Thank you for the reminder.