What is new about 2017?
Why does it feel like the time off for the holidays was so long ago. The new year brings expectations for newness and many times, the possibility of uncharted paths. Co-workers are starting new projects and for others, it’s business as usual. Some colleagues have the attitude, “What’s going to happen next?”
Rumi, a 13th century poet, said “Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” The quote was said 800 years ago, ironically it fits today perfectly.
Rumi was a mystic and spiritual master. He traveled the globe from his home in Persia to Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Syria, and Turkey over 2,500 miles in his life. How did his life so long ago create a global stir? Rumi is loved in the US today. He meditated and shared his life experiences in poetry. He devoted his poetry writing to everyday imagery through the meaning of love, joy and ecstasy. His writing represents what it means to “be alive.”
Today as you look around and have the expectation of an unknown path, do you feel satisfied with where you are and what the year represents? Or do you take each day one day at a time?
When you’re either not enjoying your work or struggling with a personal life situation, one life situation carries over to the other portion of your life. This happens when your life is out of balance. The disconnect is between your values and your responsibilities, whether work or at home. This out of balance feeling can be attributed to a lack of clarity or challenge in your life. The disconnect can be your overall health, sleep or lack of restful sleep, eating habits, energy level, creativity, curiosity, spirituality, exercise, hobbies, communication and connectedness or just not enjoying where you are in life.
When you focus on the areas that are not fulfilling, you can feel the release of imbalance or discomfort disappear. This is exactly what Rumi was referring to, “the balance of holding on or letting go.”
I specialize in releasing the discomfort, because this is the part of you that doesn’t serve you. By scheduling a belief breakthrough session, we can identify what you’re holding on to and let it go. To schedule a 30-minute session, here’s the link to schedule. https://kscopefocus.com/get-fulfilled/
When your life is in balance, you’ll notice what you love about your life and appreciate the joy it brings. The joy lasts longer when your life is in balance. You may even experience periods of your life when you take for granted what you enjoy. It is the simple conversations, connections, and reflections of our work or home routine that provide the greatest joy. When they are not joyful, it’s time to reach within to see how we can let go of what isn’t working to let go and make a change.
When you identify what provides feelings of love and gratitude, you will also be able to experience a higher ability to love. You may not have these feelings daily but once you’re able to reflect and savor these feelings, they will elevate you when you’re not feeling so positive. When your experiences feel like you’re on top of the world, you can appreciate them and with frequency, experience them more often.
For more about how you experience change and the work and life balance, look for my newsletter on Thursday, January 12, “Tolerations” Take a Toll.”
Last year, we saw a more divided country as a result of the election and there’s a call for resolve across the US. When we pull the curtain to see into 2017, we’ll undoubtedly see more changes with the new President-elect. Individually, we can start by looking into what we individually want and feeling more calm, compassion and love within. With all the changes the year will bring, it is up to each one of us to speak up with compassion to raise the peaceful vibration on the planet. Rumi’s legacy of wisdom “holding on can be more painful than letting go” and that life in balance brings us to that loving, peaceful place.