Stay on the path of balance that you have set out upon. Maintain stability and equanimity within yourself. Remain committed to honing the self in as many ways as possible, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Do not be too hard on the self, for flexibility is a major ability as you grow and change. For instance, if one thing isn’t working for you try another. The ability to be focused but fluid, to be intent but in the flow of life, is by far one of the most desirable. For balance implies just that, a constant shifting, the ability to be supple and engaging, light as a feather in the air but also as solid as the bird from whom that feather fell. Find your balance every day and go forth with the knowledge that you are enough.
As the day unfolds, notice your energy. When is it strong and flowing and when is it flagging? When is your mind clear and your intuition strong? Are you naturally more present and alert in the morning and less so in the afternoon? Schedule important things around high energy times and save self-contemplation for quieter energy times. Everyone has a natural ebb and flow of their personal energy. Have you studied your own, and are you going with the flow of it or are you fighting against it?
Times of great change that come unbidden yet seem well-timed, offer the opportunity to shift away from old patterns and behaviors. They offer the opportunity to begin life anew. Every leaving is a new beginning. Every break with something old is the start of something new. Do not mourn endings too much but look forward to what is to come. For surely you can count on life to continue to guide you forward in a new direction even as it guides you to halt progress in a direction that no longer serves you. It just means it’s time to head along a new and better path.
Early springtime poses many changes, from warm and pleasant days to cold and snowy ones buffeted by heavy winds. It’s the time of precipice, before spring births forth. Within the self the time of precipice shows up at any time of year, the struggle for something new to emerge. As with the days of early spring there is a settling that will take place and the tensions of the precipice will abate. With patience, what was once so urgent and even dangerous at spring’s awakening will smooth into a warm summer’s day. With a confident heart and steady eye on the future look forward to what is to come in the sure blooming ahead, as it always comes.
Pay attention to your immediate environment, for it will tell you some things about yourself, how you are doing and what needs attention. You might begin to notice that the state of the world around you and the state of your body reflect each other, or that your emotional state is reflected in a messy environment. Clean your house and notice how good it makes you feel, as if in the act of vacuuming you’ve vacuumed something out of yourself as well. A tidy home reflects more than you think.