Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Power of a Word

 “I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.”
Emily Dickinson

Sometimes just a single word is enough to change a person's outlook...or a person's life. Love is such a word, so is Hate and Cancer...and many others. Some folks have words that have personal and profound meaning to them, others have words that seem to allude them throughout life.

Balance has been one of those elusive words for me. I know alot of bloggers have chosen Balance as their word for 2014, and I have as well.  It is something that I have shrived for in the past, or turned the blind eye to when I haven't felt like working quite so hard on myself. I have managed to find balance in some areas of life, usually at the expense of the illusion of balance was really just illusion. I don't expect perfection from myself but this year I truly will work harder towards reaching a balance of work, play, food and exercise.

For someone who was brought up with an "all or nothing" mentality, balance can seem like an unattainable goal. But with hard work, patience and determination anything is possible. Balance can lead to a wonderful sense of peace and well-being that is truly worth all the hard work, and yes I'm finally willing to work THAT hard! LOL

Here's to balance for us all in 2014!


Barbara said...

I love this post, Robin. Achieving balance of body, mind and spirit is a Zen concept that takes ongoing mindfulness. Living in each moment, with no thoughts of past or future moments, isn't easy but it helps achieve overall balance. I will commit myself to this along with you!

The Other Barb said...

Beautifully stated Robin. Wishing you the best in this New year~

Terry said...

Balance is a good thing! I hope you find yours! :0)