And he saw magnificent perfection
Upon this he saw
And with his eye of compassion
Then he was answered
Sunday morning while lazily enjoying the comfort of my bed, the window open to a fresh spring morning, the words of a song from my youth floated out from the radio by the side of the bed. As I listened to the words while a soft melody played behind, I was brought to that moment where I began to understand what my journey - our journey - is all about.
I began life in the 1950's. My coming of age carried me through the late 60's and early 70's. To say I lived history is so amazing and such an honor.
To be a child in the 50's was to feel safe. To grow up in a neighborhood where childhood fantasies were lived daily in the neighbor's tree house or the jungle gym in the playground three blocks away. Families knowing families. There was nothing you did that your parents did not find out about from someone's Mother or Father.
And then the 60's brought so many changes. I came of age during the latter part of this decade into the early 70's. The quiet neighborhood play turned to high school, then college. Women's rights. Vietnam. Human Rights. A world full of possibilities awaited.
Balance, to be in balance and one with the world. This was my journey in life.
Through the years that followed the balance grew difficult. Work became consuming. My marriage was less than the dream I held of it. The neighborhood fantasies were replaced with a reality that was less colorful. So many times I fell, wanting to stay in balance, yet.
As I lay in bed, feeling the threads of my youth I felt the way of balance as never before. It is so simple.
Maybe it is the years of living, and learning there are many ways to travel and all with the same compass.
And it elates and saddens me for it is so easy.
So in the cozy comfort of my Sunday morning bed I was brought to when I first knew balance and smiled.
The poem is by Graeme Edge and Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues album, "A Question of Balance."
Since the first newsletter last fall, the focus has been of thoughts, our mind, and reflection, our spirit As the summer months approach, it feels time to incorporate the third component of living a whole life, well-being, our body. The trinity of body, mind, spirit is balanced when a healthy and active body is able to fuel the mind and spirit. This is the path of peace and harmony.
Well-being comes in movement. The manifestation of our wants and desires comes in action. For all our thoughts, all our planning, the final feat to their fruition is . . . to do something! There is purport that pure, positive thought of our dreams is the secret. While, yes, every desire we have begins with a thought, to sit, want and wait for the Universe to provide may take a lifetime. The Universe responses best when the work to bring our goals into this reality is shared. And, it is in the doing we find the joy, the beauty of our desires fulfilled. The attainment is simply a sign of completion for the daring to want what we want, and striving, with the Universe, to make it happen.
The summer is a time to embrace openness, rejuvenation, and pure fun, energy for our well-being So this month we will take a turn, and set sail into the summer with a "To Do" list. Do whichever one call to you. Do none. These are activities to endeavor only if you choose; though the former will benefit you greatly, the latter will leave you as you are feeling today.
Summer begins June 21, 1:04 AM (EDT), the Summer Solstice; and officially concludes with the Autumn Equinox, September 22, 10:49 AM (EDT). This is a twelve week expanse for exploration. Ponder what awaits if you were to do just one a week of the above. What might you feel each week? Come September, having enjoyed and rejoiced in a summer of openness, what awareness may have opened for you?
Have a wonderful time . . .