Have you ever experienced it? I am deep in the grip of it, even as I write. I am enrolled in Marie Forleo’s B-School, completing the 21-Day Master the Money Talk with Leesa Renee Hall, and about to start the introductory work with Susanna Maida re: flourishing in my Soul Centered Business. In the meantime, I still have coaching clients and am about to start work with a new consulting client. I have an abundance of riches. And yet, something is missing.
A colleague said something in a post on Facebook that nails it for me. He wrote that he was
“…realizing how I spend time learning what’s next, instead of using all of me more!”
My colleague’s post reminds me of the importance of balance, in this example, a balance between learning and application. For me, the bridge between learning and application occurs in the moments that I unplug, unplug from the daily routine and take time to integrate.
Being busy is seductive, especially when it is in service to building a business, creating a relationship, or in broad strokes, having a life. But too much of anything can be too much.
I have a small laminated plague hanging from the lamp next to my recliner. Written on the plaque is the word “Breathe…” It serves as a reminder, to stop and take a moment to consciously breathe. And in the conscious breath, in … then out, there is the pause…to reflect, to integrate, and to be.
So I am wondering, am I the only one who wants to enjoy the abundance of riches and maintain balance? If not, I am wondering what others do in these instances. What methods do you use to stay in balance, or to reclaim your balance?
Another thing that I do is occasionally take a weekend away to be with other like-minded people, learning, growing, reflecting, and finding balance. This weekend, that will occur for me at the Change the Story of Your Life Retreat: A T-Group for Women of Color. Ahhhh! What a pleasure!