Balance

TightRopeThere is an interesting relationship between stability and mobility. When asked to stand on one leg, we are never really motionless. We oscillate, sway in the wind. When asked to walk, we rely on our balance skills to move gracefully.

And so goes life. We have constant periods of mobility within our stable moments. We rely on the stability of all that is right and good in our lives to move with grace.

I’m finding myself in an interesting place. Not really a crossroad, as that would suggest I’m deciding which path to take next. It’s more like a convergence of all my roads and I’m faced with a lovely town. I want to stay here. I want to rest in the comfort of all that is familiar. I want to have a big cocktail party so all the travelers can mingle. Dinner parties will go on until all hours as folks from different paths find common ground. And then we’ll all head off to the next house, climb a fence to neighboring yard, and embrace the subtle change. Or maybe just take a nap, recovering so we can do it all again. I don’t know what tomorrow brings, but I’m enjoying watching all my worlds gently…collide.

By day I work with the physical body. Mine. Others. My job is helping people move better. Realigning, reeducating, and rebuilding. I combine skills as an athletic trainer, massage therapist, yoga therapist, coach,  and an all around well rounded gal to evaluate subtleties in movement patterns. I try to make mobility more stable, more functional.  By other days I teach Type-A business folks to maintain balance of health within their very stressful environments. It’s the science of stress and allostasis. Stability through change.

My day is physical. My day is cerebral. And by the grace of God I get up each day and find it all a curiosity.

For the time being I will rest in my lovely town and ponder the complexities of all that we know as “balance”. What keeps YOU in balance? Are you heavy on the mental, physical, or spiritual side of things? If you’re tipping to one side, are you able to catch yourself, or do you need a little push? If you’ve ever fallen, who or what has gotten you back on your tightrope?

One Response to Balance

  1. Lara Butler says:

    Amen.

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