Life is full of ebbs and flows and we are generally able to ride the tide and stay afloat. Unless we don’t… What if we are struggling and can’t quite find our equilibrium?
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”Albert Einstein
Everything is in constant motion and there is a gift for each of us within this movement. It is the gift of today. Today is perpetually changing, and the beauty of that impermanence is you keep getting a new now.
If you have veered off your path yesterday, you can redirect yourself back onto it today.
Ancient philosophers tell us that balance and movement are the two secrets of a life well lived. They spoke of the values of opposites. That middle area where neither opposing force outweighs the other. That is the sweet spot, where we live our best life.
It’s a place where we can move freely and neither scars from our past nor fears of our future negatively affect how we engage with life today.
What happens when we get pulled off center? We usually manage to steady ourselves to get back into that midzone somewhere. Homeostasis: it is defined as the ability to maintain a state of equilibrium, to adjust the internal environment despite external changes. It’s natural to have fluctuations.
Today you have the opportunity to review your past and learn from it. Here in this present moment is a day ripe with potential. You can choose where your thoughts will take you.
If you find it difficult to move forward or you’re not sure what to do, there is help. There is a way to stay on course. Where you look and what you focus on will steer your direction. Try shifting your attention from what you don’t want, to what you desire. This will help to guide you where you want to be.
If you’re looking to accomplish something life-changing, it all starts with a thought and a decision to start.
- What do you want to accomplish?
- Do you need more information?
- Make a road map.
- Take an action.
How do you actually get that dream? You may need to do some research. You can ask for directions. There are knowledgeable professionals available to help you with any situation you may find yourself in. Their very purpose is to be there to assist you.
There is no shame in asking for help and if you get lost along the way, a counselor will be right there with you.
Mental health professionals are educated in various techniques and can help steer you out of whatever woods you may feel lost in. They will walk alongside you on your journey and can chart a road map for you. Their support and guidance today can help you to create your new tomorrow.
Reach out and accept the gift of right now. Right now is ripe with new possibility. Today you can decide to take that first step forward for a glorious new day and that can make all the difference.