Walking the Beam of Balance
Ah, yes–the middle ground, the gray area (although not colorless) of serenity. I haven’t been there too often lately but today may be a welcome exception.
What a relief! It is so good to crawl back onto the beam of balance. While it only takes a split second to fall off, the effort to climb back on is often quite challenging.
I read this morning that our circumstances reflect our attitude. Interestingly, the reverse can also be true. Our attitudes can reflect our circumstances.
I know all too well how both sets of reflections suck when my attitudes and my circumstances are bad.
But I can suffer bad circumstances and still have a decent attitude.
I can also sit in the best of circumstances and watch them wither with a bad attitude.
My point? An optimistic attitude of sunshine is more likely to keep me balanced during rotten circumstances than if the two reverse.
It is all about me and my B-Attitude.
Gosh, it’s hard to remain vigilant when it comes to my sneaking, creeping attitudes. Without a tight leash-hold, any moment is one when a single attitude shift could catapult me into chaos.
I know a guy who says recovery comes in seconds and inches. He’s right when it comes to balancing my attitudes and my circumstances. Fortunately, seconds and inches are all it takes to focus on where I am on the beam.
How is your balancing act today? Wherever you are on the beam, please enjoy these five quotes about balance and make it a great attitude week!
B Well & Balanced!!
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. ~
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony. ~Thomas Merton
Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them. ~Thomas Kinkade
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man. ~Euripides
The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated mind is the weak one. ~Wallace D. Wattles