We are atoms and our vibration shapes the physical form we can perceive as beings until we find balance. All the matter that surrounds us has a form, we are not good or bad, but we are what we are made of: water, dust, light, sun, and energy. We solidify in a shape that no matter what is it, is exactly what it was meant to be, and we cannot mistake a tree with a fish, a flower with a bird, or a human with another. We also have an efficient cause, the maker, the mother and father that brought us to light, that gave the most perfect seed to create a new life, and we all should be grateful for that. We are not always blooming, and some of us are misfits, but as long as we can serve our purpose we are enough with what and who we are: a tree, a pine cone, an animal, or a plant. But we are humans, and from all the creatures that got form, shape, and purpose, we are the only ones capable to love and be happy. We have the capabilities to learn, understand and accomplish things that no other being has the privilege of. We have the power to create from soil and water a clay pot that holds a new life, we can transform dust and rain into a house, we are making bricks from mushrooms, and create new living beings. We are the creators, and with our gifts, we can become fulfilled beings but only when we have balance and virtue, and all we create include temperance, strength, courage, and justice.
“The Golden Mean was considered a fundamental constant by the Egyptians and the fundamental division of the whole into two parts.”
― Richard Heath
We have always been thought that we have to choose “good” and avoid “bad”, but who knows what is the truth? We are challenged in life to experience different things, and we find ourselves in front of decisions that we must take. We have to use our reasons, our senses, and trust our minds. Who would know that what we choose is going to be the right choice? If our beliefs have a weak foundation would not last long before we change our decision. When our life depends on one decision, and there is not a chance to change it back, we need to have the courage to move forward and to risk and trust that in the end things will come in place even when they are shredded or burnt to ashes. However, the balance for this life should keep us away from deficiency and from excess. When we are too far from our path, and we fall behind or rush to catch the big prize using shortcuts, we would not be able to keep a constant speed and we might get lost. Life has a rhythm, and everyone in nature feels it, trees know when to bloom, and animals prepare for cold days, so we should have balance too, and observe more carefully our needs. When things are not balanced, we might tumble and lose precious time to get back on our feet.
“There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have a feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well. So I take the memories as they come, accepting them all, letting them guide me whenever I can.”
― Nicholas Sparks
We are living this life driven by emotions and we leave our feelings to be the leader of our actions. However, when the body is busy with these senses, our mind waits patiently for the physical tension to pass. We cannot find balance when we are so focused on the materialistic world when we get ourselves exhausted from the chores, and we don’t choose a time to rest. In this agony, we are running to fulfill the basket, but we leave behind the soul because is sitting on the top shelf and is too much effort for us to get it. We are running from our thoughts because we don’t have time to think about this life, and we keep ourselves busy to avoid as much as possible to answer these questions. After an important part of life passes and we’ve seen our children, young adults, we wish we could roll back the clock and care more for our souls because is the only value we will take with us in higher realms. We should live in peace, with temperance and virtue cause when we take a look back at all of our memories to not be ashamed or full of regrets that we could do better and could find sooner the balanced way.
“Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.” – RUMI
We are trying to follow the good or the bad, and we are so focused to do things accordingly to our beliefs. But life doesn’t wait and we need to move, and can we do so if there is no movement in our actions and we are only focused in one direction? We are taking all our knowledge and we put it in our truth, but there is no way to have everything on one side and think is the calibrated way. We really need to have a way to compare our actions, and if in order to see white we need the black behind, probably is true also for the good that needs to have the bad as reference. But are we always willing to be wrong and to make mistakes to see the difference and choose the right? If we keep tight from our beliefs and not move from our ideas just a bit, how we can create movement? To see something moving we need to do something different than before because there is nothing that did not move before change without our actions. Like a butterfly that finds balance in its journey, we need to move our wings too up and down and create some movement in our mind and with our actions.
“As you continue to send out love, the energy returns to you in a regenerating spiral…As love accumulates, it keeps your system in balance and harmony. Love is the tool, and more love is the end product.”
– Sara Paddison
What would be all this life without love and the energies that we can share to balance what is around us? We are seduced by wealth, by the beautiful bodies, by those senses that make us act irresponsible of our actions. With love, we can create the balance because no worst can come out of it, and there is not a bigger reward to receive back if what we have sent out is love. We are impatient for things to happen fast and we feel betrayed when nothing happens as planned, but the Universe proved to us that everything is happening for a reason, and that is possible only when we are balanced. In an agitated mind or an ill body, nothing can grow unless we are healed and in peace with ourselves. We can try to use excess but temperance would calm our actions, we can avoid and isolate living in solitude, but justice would share the truth, and whoever was lonely, sick, or unstable would find balance in themselves. Have faith that the scale of life would never remain the same and balance would be brought back for all of us.
“Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.”
― Anais Nin
I welcome you to follow the tale of that young lady who understood that life on Earth is successful if is balanced, and she tried to live this life with temperance, ethics, and morality and no matter what she would receive back, she will always respond with love and gratitude.
….continue reading the rest of the tale in PART 54