Meditation: Healing and Balance

What does life in balance look like?  Often it’s described as having enough. Enough money.  Enough time.  Enough love. 

Recently I was thrown together by circumstance and fated to spend time during my travels with a person I find annoying. Through daily meditation, learning to let go of fight or flight reactions, and the discipline of metta (loving-kindness cultivation) I was able to sit with the person and mostly listen.  As a result, she offered thanks for my being present.  Healing happened for both of us. 

What if being in right relationship with our selves – our bodies, our minds, our souls – and appropriate relations with others, is the heart of living in balance?  We can’t give everyone or everything our time and attention.  We can daily cultivate living in kindness towards our selves, others, and all creation. We can listen to the still small voice within to discern what is the most appropriate response – not reaction – to each situation. Loving-kindness is always the best medicine.  How loving-kindness is applied will be different in each situation.  Yet, loving-kindness is always the path to healing.  Even when it means we’re called to walk away or let go.  Some things can only be known in the doing.  Enjoy the journey.

anthony glenn miller

earth & sky

Like water, the sage abides in a humble place;

in meditation, without desire;

in thoughtfulness, profound;

 in  dealings, kind;

in speech, sincerity;

as a leader, just;

in management, competence,

and the aim is to ensure the pacing is correct.

Chapter 8 – Tao Te Ching

earth & sky

Happy are those who consider the poor;
    the Lord delivers them in the day of trouble.

Psalm 41:1