The Balance


A photo of some of my irises, which are my favorite flower.Photograph copyrighted 2013

A photo of some of my irises, which are my favorite flower.Photograph copyrighted 2013

When life gets hard or you hear or read something disturbing, then balance with what is beautiful to you. Whether you work in a non-profit or an office, you need to create beauty around you to keep your heart and soul from being weighed down by the under side of life.

It is possible to not look away, to even reach out a helping hand by creating a beauty that touches your heart and fills it with love for others. It is easy to love our friends and family, but to walk among the homeless, the hungry, those who have lived through tradgedies takes forming a balanced life.

My garden photograph copyrighted 2013

My garden photograph copyrighted 2013

I have my ways to create balance, you will need to experiment and find what touches you and heals you. Because we must constantly heal ourselves if we are to change our world for the better. Music is another wonderful way to find balance. Meditation and breathing are also good ways to heal your heart and soul.

I have found affirmations to be invaluable. I recommend Louise Hay’s books. I love to listen to them as I go through my day when life has been difficult. And reading poetry aloud is, for me soothing. We each can find our own ways.

“The call of the griefless is from a frozen heart, the call of the grieving one is from rapture.”
” He ( God ) is the merciful and bountiful Lord; both existence and non-existence are in love with Him.” –Rumi

I found these quotes in a book a friend brought back after being in TurkeyIt is hard to love those who suffer. People don’t want to get too close yet the close proximity is the only way to make a difference in someone’s life. Why are we here? Perhaps because our strength and love and creativity enables us to make the world a better place.

Forsithia blooming. Photograph copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

The forsythia blooming. Photograph copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

8 thoughts on “The Balance

  1. Heartafire says:

    wise and beautiful suggestions to stay centered. I have a very small zen garden that I escape to, to read wonderful writing, like this.

  2. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Today’s inspiration from Ms. Barbara

  3. You are so right! Balance…I lost my balance just ONE MORE TIME in my life…a few minutes ago…the news just overwhelmed me! This is exactly what I needed to hear at this moment! Thank you!

  4. Linne says:

    Reminds me of the old saying, “If of your mortal goods you are bereft and in your slender stores two loaves to you alone are left, sell one and with the dole, buy hyacinths to feed your soul.” -Sa’di

    Thanks. ~ Linne

  5. Alex Jones says:

    Would I suggest that harmony, is another word to describe balance? To be in harmony with self, others and nature.

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