Life doesn’t need balance, only pies.
Okay scratch that.
As an admitted klutz of epic proportions,
life DEFINITELY needs balance
to save yet another chair
from being groped.
What we could use a whole helluva lot less of
is the notion
that you can balance everything.
I love you, I do.
I truly believe you can move mountains,
bring love to the saddest day of the saddest life,
but with that being said:
Sometimes you have to take from one area
to really flourish in another
and that is more than okay,
it’s necessary for true growth.
There are obligations in each area of your life
that will take precedent over another from time to time.
Don’t make that “wrong”.
Leave the judgement to the judges.
That, love, is when balance crosses over into black list territory.
Strike it from your vocabulary –
and from your guilty conscience.
Instead think of your life as a pie
that can be divided up as you choose.
Doesn’t that feel better?
You’re not split right down the middle
trying to hold the world up,
you give and take as YOU choose
and that is what co-authoring your life is all about.
Check in with yourself
when you feel out of whack and ask yourself,
“Am I putting my attention and love where it is needed?
Where I can be of highest service?”
If you notice something slipping
it doesn’t mean your getting something wrong –
you’re cultivating an awareness
that brings you back
to what you want and what you need.
The super(wo)man complex isn’t really
leaps and bounds above a martyr complex.
Balancing everything just evokes
too much guilt and judgement.
Let’s start a movement today:
Blacklist balance and strive for pie.
- Why Balance Is the Last Thing You Want In Life (mindthegoodlife.com)
- The ebb and flow of work and life: There’s no such thing as balance (venturebeat.com)
- The Dirty Little Word You Need To Add To Your Vocabulary (millennialwomanspeaks.com)