In our galaxy today, it would seem that Balance is the ultimate concept. Balance exists before all things, or rather, all things exist in various forms of Balance. Even at the atomic scale of our universe we see balance expressed in positive and negative charges. As we move up to the cosmos, balance comes in the form of day and night, winter and summer, Earth and Moon, Sun and Planets and so forth. Balance even exists before Love.
In order for us to understand love we must first experience balance. Love is ultimately a form of balanced emotions. Love is expressed in many ways, but all of them require the caveat of balance. Love is balanced communication. Love is balanced sexuality. Love is balanced passions. Love is balanced happiness. Love is balanced.
But the same cannot really be said for balance. A balanced checkbook does not require love. Nor does the balance of day and night. One would imagine that before the concept of love, there existed day and night. A balanced human requires love, but now we are talking about something more. Love is at the conscious level. But balance is at the essential level.
Once we understand balance, then we can begin to explore the concept of love.
I would propose that we do understand balance. Quite well. Balance is the joining of two equal and opposite expressions to form one perfect whole. Love, when expressed in its healthiest form, is balanced. Love can and usually is expressed in its wounded form. But as we begin to investigate love more closely, we will find that all of the wounded forms exist when there is an imbalance.
Balance leads to health, just as imbalance leads to woundedness. This applies to more than just love. When we have a chemical imbalance our bodies suffer. When we have a financial imbalance our credit suffers. When we have an emotional imbalance our ability to love suffers. The road to healing the aspects of love is always by balancing them.
That’s true in many ways—or perhaps in every way—all pains, regrets, and probably all type of wounds exist when there is imbalance.
By restoring balance, we restore our capacity to love. Once we are able to balance our emotions we are able to see that love is infinite. By perpetuating love with our actions, rather than hindering it, we are always able to live in love.
In balanced emotions we give and receive love equally with everyone in our lives. Soon enough we find that love is good, love is easy, love is beautiful, love is coming, love is given freely, and love is everyone’s.
thanks for following my blog, alternate economy – your stuff is really good, I think, and totally matches my values – how lovely it is to meet someone who really, sincerely does – most around me don’t, though many of my colleagues do I don’t socialise with workmates for some reason I’ve never thought about… probably cos I’m a workaholic lol..; I suppose you’re in america – I should move there, for some reason the americans are more inclined toward me with approval and affection, whilst in England my outwardly expressive and honest personality is deemed to be a mental illness and my social behaviour, similarly honest and sincere is regarded as unpolished and disreputable.,, consequently I only possess one local friend who lives 4 miles away and one more who lives 9 miles awaiy.. After that its 20 miles and a work day that finds me in comfortable, supportive and joyful mood. Well plus I spend 90% time alone with pen paper dog and computer, I feel happy then 🙂
I live in Canada, and have been a workaholic. I prefer being a lovaholic.
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I love your whole philosophy on balance and how it leads to love. I have made the pursuit of love and all things that promote love my mantra for the last year and I certainly promote it every chance I get in my blog. Thank you for liking my blog, because it has given me a chance to be exposed to your writings.
Peace & Light!
I look forward to hearing more from you the future, both on your blog, and here, on mine!
Your Philosophy is very much what the teachings of Science of Mind is. Have you ever visited a Science of Mind church? A very well known Science of Mind minister is Louise Hay. Check this out. I am glad you liked my blog entry. I am very much in alilgnment of love and balance. thank you for spreading the word. We need these thoughts more than ever.
I have not heard of this. I am not really attempting to form a religion, but rather to empower us to live in love without the need of doctrine. I will check out this church, because I feel knowledge is power, but I usually do not prescribe to religion…
Hi Tristan, thank you for taking your time to read my blog and liking my latest poem on Paradox.
I think you will find my posts under the category ‘Notion’ at least mildly useful and paralleling your ideas if not very fascinating.
I love your alternate economy concept and especially this post on ‘Balance’.
Another word that I feel would aptly fit this post is ‘Harmony’.
I am definitely revisiting this blog. Keep up the good work!
I agree, harmony arises from balance.
Incidentally, the poem ‘Sublimity’ precisely hints at your notion of Balance 🙂
Thanks for this! I think one caveat for seeking balance is that one has to remember that it’s not a destination. For me, as a single mom of two kiddos, seeking balance has to be a way of life on a daily basis. Clearly, some days are so much easier than others. But maybe those hard and easy days balance themselves out in the end and remind me of that which I don’t want. Thanks again, Laura
Very true. Balance is a way of living not a place we arrive at.
Hello Tristan, I am so pleased to read your response to Laura, because I was thinking along the same lines as Laura. My family and I have a very difficult, totally imbalanced lifestyle at this time, ongoing for 4+ years, We, too, must seek the equilibrium of daily balance, and it can be extremely difficult some days. Thank you for liking my blog, the liking is reciprocated. Kindest regards, Chrissie
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[quote]One would imagine that before the concept of love, there existed day and night. [unquote]
In my view, the opposite is true; love is the sustaining force of the universe and was present before day and night.
To me, love is the balancing force in all things, be they physical, spiritual, esoteric, paranormal, etc.
[quote]Love can and usually is expressed in its wounded form. . . . all of the wounded forms exist when there is an imbalance.[unquote]
I like that. Nicely put.
[quote]When we have an emotional imbalance our ability to love suffers.[unquote]
So true, so true.
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