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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Finding Balance

Sunday, September 18, 2011
Mabon lies across the Wheel of the Year from Ostara, and like it's counterpart this Sabbat is about balance. The Sabbat coming, marks the end of the light and the start of the dark. But at either Sabbat finding balance in our own lives, going forward, is important.

But how is one to do that? How can one turn off the craziness of their life and the world around them and find peace?

There are many things that one can do, here a list of a few:
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Meditation
  • Prayer
  • Prioritization
To me setting priorities is the best way to start. Although it can be the toughest to accomplish. You need to decide for yourself, whether work and money or family and free time is more important. Unless you happen to be one of those lucky few that get paid big figures for only working a few hours. For most of us we work fifty to sixty hours a week just to pay the bills and buy the kids everything that they want, but our work keeps us from enjoying the fruits of our labor. This is probably the biggest problem facing families today. We can not be a complete family if certain members aren't there to help build it.

I know that making sacrifices are tough to do, but think about it as a trade for benefits. You may lose some money but you are gaining a family in exchange. I also know that this may take months or years to accomplish; It may involve a move to a smaller house or a cut back on expenses. But that is for you as the parents to decide.

If you decide to make some sacrifices, then you will undoubtedly face some nagging guilt and doubt. This is where meditation, prayer and breathing exercises come into play. Faith is one of the most important attributes to possess as a person. So use that faith, turn towards the God(desses) of your choice and pray. Ask for guidance and help to banish the fears that you are facing, They will help.
Also take the time to meditate. Focusing on your breath will help to center you and the meditation will allow you to rebuild your reservoirs of mental strength.

I would like to see some comments below on what all of you do to find balance in this mixed up world. For Goddess knows we could all use the help.

Blessed Be!

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