Saturday, March 26, 2016

Seeking Balance

"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony."
~Thomas Merton

Currently Celebrating:
Clearing a path to a balanced life


    During a week of creating
and learning,
I felt the urge to seek balance.
Finding quiet time was needed
amidst a flurry of technical difficulties
and creative projects.

Inspired by World Poetry Day 

and the launch of Wonderopolis' Wonder Ground,
I sought a balanced ground.
Then, in the yoga studio, 
balance was the focus.
Breathe was the force; 
recognizing the inner spirit's
urgings was the result.

Today, Good Friday service's
quiet time was powerful.
The celebration of the cross
provided a strong message: 
hope exists 
at the foot of the cross.
Balance is in the belief.

...and so tonight I leave behind the complexities of the week, to seek the art of balance in a quiet practice. Thoughts drift to a grandmother and mother who in their simple daily practices, found balance in the art of baking. 

The kitchen is the foundation of the home. 
Balance is the underpinning of life. 

May you seek the balance you need in your life as I will do so to level mine.

Today Ruth Ayres asks us to gather to Celebrate This Week. You can access the site here. Ruth is celebrating the final stages of creating a free eBook.

This post marks the twenty-seventh one of my Clearing a Path series for Two Writing Teachers' March Slice of Life Story Challenge-Day 27. Please read what the other slicers are commenting on.