Seek balance within the self first before expecting balance to occur in the world around you. If you are not in balance how can anything else be? Your own inner state does affect the world in both small and large ways. Notice how if you are happy those around you pick up your vibe and experience some of your bliss. If you are in a bad mood that too is noticed and reacted to. This is your secret power, the ability to influence your environment and those around you. Work on keeping in balance so that you may bring harmony and beauty into the world, one small breath, one step and one day at a time.
Create balance in your life in your own best way, in the way that makes the most sense for you. Rather than strive to be like someone else whom you might admire, find your own way to a balanced lifestyle that will work for you. In your search for balance, get to know yourself really well so that you can avoid your usual pitfalls and steer clear of bad habits. Change yourself in positive, beneficial ways. Change is always possible. And though it may be a challenge to get going in a new direction, the rewards will be tremendous.
Change harbors discontent, for when one thing is instituted another will make itself known. When that which is most apparently in need of fixing or change is attended to, a whole host of other things become known and need attention as well. There is nothing wrong with this; it is a basic law that one thing always follows another. Do not become overwhelmed, but do acknowledge the need to attend to everything in due time. One step at a time, and, without complaint, give each need the time it takes to resolve. In this manner, a thorough job will be done and nothing will remain unexplored or undone. This is how to change, one day and one step at a time.
Sometimes it’s hard to see where you are going or the next step to take as each day comes and another challenge arises. Stay connected to your spirit, asking always for guidance and direction, for the right choice to make and action to take. There is always someone helping you. Even if you do not see or hear any response, someone is helping you.
It is well and good to have intentions to change the self. No matter how sincere, however, if discipline is not applied those intentions will not move far in a positive direction. Combine your new intentions to change with a good dose of discipline and you will make the progress you so desire. Do not see discipline as a hardship but as a joy, a new way of life that is positive and life-affirming and your acts of discipline will soon become the new norm. It’s not that hard to change if the right steps are taken. One step at a time in a new direction will invariably lead you down a new road to new life.