Balancing Act and Choice Points

Balance in the Light

Choices are not always “either/or”, sometimes they are “both/and”. It often takes great wisdom and lots of experience to be impeccably discerning.

Following on last post we were reminded of this set of distinctions written by a friend and colleague back in 1980. Perhaps they are relevant and worthy of reflection today as we go through any kind of life changes or upheaval. We hope you find them thought provoking and helpful in some way.

And thank you, one and all, who took your precious time to respond with such love, wisdom and care to our last post. We were overwhelmed with such a generous and thoughtful outpouring of love, care and support. Our hearts are full and that, in itself, is healing.

On a side note, we would have certainly responded to as many of your individual posts as we could, but our site and blog crashed shortly after that post. That’s also the reason for the long delay in this current piece being posted. As of a few days ago it’s back up and working as it should.

As always, your thoughts, comments and questions are welcome.

Balances to Be Mastered

To talk……………………………………….To be silent

To follow……………………………………To lead

To accept what is………………………..To create what you want

To take good care of others………….To take good care of yourself

To accept feedback………………………To resist influence of others

To be receptive……………………………To discriminate

To be open………………………………….To protect yourself

To motivate yourself…………………….To stop and rest

To be social………………………………….To be joyfully alone

To be serious………………………………..To let go and have fun

To express yourself fully………………..To control yourself

To create the best for yourself…………To be content with what you have

To work………………………………………..To relax and play

To help others……………………………….To ask for help

To be free………………………………………To be loyal

To push yourself…………………………….To know your own rhythm

To pursue and go after…………………….To pause and wait

To be independent………………………….To be interdependent

To enjoy eating……………………………….To enjoy fasting

To be open-minded………………………….To stand up for what you believe is  right

To give……………………………………………To take

To be still………………………………………..To take action

To be cautious…………………………………To take risks

To be consistently loving………………….To be detached and impersonal

To be self-confident…………………………To be humble

To be courageous…………………………….To be meek

To be a “do-er”………………………………..To just “be”

To attune yourself to others……………..To be aware of your own needs

To love…………………………………………..To be loved

To say “yes”…………………………………….To say “no”

To hold back…………………………………..To be spontaneous

To assert your own needs…………………To surrender to what is best to create synergy with others

To be seen………………………………………To be incognito and invisible

To be acknowledged………………………..To do service incognito

(c) 1980 – Pamela Whitney

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