Beware the tendency to forget what is best for you. Pay attention to what your mind knows, what your body tells you and what your spirit inspires. Body, mind and spirit in alignment work as one, not as three separate entities with their own agendas but as one unit with one agenda. That unified agenda is your wholeness, your unified self that knows, acts and inspires you to maintain balance and equilibrium.
A unified self is both a satisfied self and an eager self as well, a self that is happy and contented yet is open to more of life. Remember this and seek the balance of unity and the inspiration of more life to live.
Watch your energy so that you don’t overdo. Overdoing is responsible for exhaustion, sickness, dis-ease and many other maladies of both body and spirit. To overdo is to overgive of time and energy to things of the world, to people, to duties, to habits, and to things outside of the self so that the self is largely ignored. Tune into the self more often to find out what is the right amount of energy to give to any one person or thing, to any need or desire, to any duty or ritual.
Take care of the self and gain balance in doing so. It’s the only way to maintain good health, good habits, and good mind, body, spirit equanimity.
Even the best laid plans, with everything in place and set, may not run according to schedule. Such is life, easily planned but much harder to control. Learn to be flexible, to go with the flow, while at the same time be prepared and fully intent for a smooth process. To be open to what comes along, while at the same time to plan for the best, is to be in good balance with what is and with what is desired. To want is natural, but not all that is wanted is necessary. Sometimes something more important is needed. So, with an open and steady heart, prepare to go with the flow!
Pace yourself so that you maintain good physical presence but also so that your inner energy remains stable and viable. When you overdo, tiredness and malaise set in and the mind then turns to overstimulation with doubt, worry, and thoughts of an unhealthy nature. When good balance is maintained, body, mind, and spirit are in healthy collaboration so that everything you do and think stays within a realm that has access to, and can work with, your spirit, the part of you that fuels your energy, that doles out wisdom, and that knows what is truly good for you.
Strive for balance in mind, body and spirit, allowing each to have its part but none too much. Moderation in all habits of mind, body and spirit will allow balance to be achieved. When any aspect is overdone or neglected the whole suffers. It’s a pretty simple concept to grasp but obviously a difficult task to achieve. That is why it can be the work of an entire lifetime, and a worthy endeavor indeed!