Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sometimes you have exactly what you need

Super quickly (which means some typos, I'm sure!) I had what I needed all along! I've had the February 2010 issue of Yoga Journal in my car for weeks now. Finally pulled it out today to read one of the articles I'd dog eared. Article is titled "Aim High" and it identifies four aims of life:
  • Dharma (duty, work, responsibility, honesty)
  • Artha (prosperity)
  • Kama (pleasure)
  • Moksha (freedom)
I think these may encapsulate what I'm looking to define for 2010. The article talks about how the goal is to be in balance between these areas, as too much of any is not a good thing (think pleasure and freedom as the only things you're going for -- your marriage and your bank account might suffer). While the words aren't perfect, the idea of balancing areas that might seem like contradictions is one I can really get behind!

Getting ready for my client. More as it becomes clearer... :)


LizN said...

Glad to see you back Leslie!

Eileen said...

For me, that whole concept of trying to balance one's life is tricky. Just as some days are sunny, others partly cloudy and still others just plain dreary -- energy, life, where you're needed, where you want to be -- it all changes from day to day. The minute I think I've figured out how to balance it all, the whole shebang changes completely.

I do like your list from Yoga Journal (I have a stack of unread issues myself!) -- life is chock full of contradictions that somehow work together in the long run.

Anonymous said...

I am learning some strategies this year for achieving balance. It's kind of like weight loss -- you're never really finished. You have to remain vigilant. One thing I know for sure, it's a lot easier to balance a few things than a lot of things.

Brit-Man said...

The main things is that you're doing what you think is right to help make you happy.

GOOD LUCK and best wishes.

:-) :-).


Colette said...

I have always believed balance it the key to life. It's unhealthy to go to extreams. I also have taught the kids this too. I have never kept them so busy with "stuff" that they didn't have a fun childhood. Friends and playing came before "stuff" and I can tell they are balanced and happy.

I'm happy for you, and it sounds like this came at the right moment :)