NOT PERFECT, WHOLE
Ever feel like you're chasing after something - hard
Feeling like you just know that once you get it, you'll be able to relax. be satisfied. feel happy. complete.
Yet, when you get there. Nope. not quite. close but not quite.
Something else is still missing.
Everything falls apart.
We all make that mistake sometimes. (sometimes, all the time)
Thinking that if we go ALL OUT in one area of our life - work. family. goals. etc... That if we just get perfect in that one thing.
It will all be fabulous.
It will all turn out for the best.
Only then, you'll focus on the other balls you've dropped.
It doesn't always work out that way hey?
Balance is like walking.
Balance for me isn't about staying still - gaining that equilibrium of having two sides being even and so there is no tipping.
There will be times where you're putting all your weight (& effort) on one foot(like work-deadlines), while 'letting go' of the other leg (like family time-relationships) and then you step that leg down again.
Then your focus becomes on relationships/family time again.
That's how you keep moving forward & stay balanced.
Staying on one leg, putting all your weight and focus on it for too long?
that's how you fall.
We make the mistake of thinking that by going after perfection in something - it will give us something we desire back.
Yet that comes at the expense of so much - and it still isn't the answer. You don't get what you wanted. No, what you wanted isn't a sense of achievement. Or satisfaction at a job well done. Or even a sense of revenge to show those who said you couldn't do it.
You don't get that true sense of contentment and joy that you're ultimately looking for.
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We need to be whole
That's where that search for the sense of peace and joy comes from.
We have so many different elements that make our lives whole.
Family. Love. Relationships. Friends. Health. Work. Service. Fun.
these are things that give our lives meaning and purpose.
I think that we go after perfection in order to feel that sense of wholeness.
That's such a waste.
You can pursue the wholeness directly.
Know what you need in your life - in all areas. (See the list above)
And pursue them with all the energy and to the best of your ability. Not pushing too hard - but definitely with focus.
While keeping an eye on the bigger picture of making sure they are all being looked after.
Don't wait until you drop the ball - Know which foot you're leaning on, accept it.
BUT don't stay there too long.
Look after the other areas of your life that you KNOW you need in your life. Put in the time and energy into them.
That's how you get the balance you need, keep moving forward and find that sense of joy in wholeness you've been searching for this whole time.
MAY THIS MONTH'S WALLPAPER BE A SOURCE OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND INSPIRATION FOR WHAT YOU SEEK.
p.s My next project is an Intentional Art online workshop.
If you LOVE my abstract drawings and would be interested in learning about mindfulness & meditations with pen and paper.
Using my drawing style - not just sitting still for ages (I'm too figety & aint' got time for that too!)
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