The Secret to a Balanced Life

    Today we wrap up our series on finding balance in our lives by talking about the most important balance of all—body, heart, mind, and spirit. Each dimension offers us a unique perspective. To realize your potential it’s essential that you understand how to access and integrate them all.

    Let’s look at what each dimension expresses and how we can tap into the gifts of each perspective.

    Body: the vehicle of your life experiences

    Self-care of your body is job one. In this life, in this world, your body is your vehicle. If you neglect the needs of your body, you end up compromising everything else that you want to do. You can optimize your physical health through diet, exercise, rest, and paying attention to the signals that your body sends you about what it needs.

    Your body grounds you in the present moment. Being present in your body is the doorway to your heart and to your inner guidance. Your body gives you concrete feedback about all four dimensions of your experience.

    Heart: the center of relationships

    Your heart is your emotional information center. It tells you how your relationships are going. For example, anger can alert you to intrusions on your personal boundaries; sadness can alert you to what needs to be let go so you can move forward in your life; fear can alert you to action you need to take; and love inspires you to care for others and share your gifts. Be mindful not to repress these important signals, so you can recognize emotional information and accurately discern their messages.

    Mind: your organizational center

    Your mind organizes your reality so you can take appropriate and effective action. To do that job well, it’s vital to be able to clear your mind and focus on your priorities. Take some time everyday to be still and quiet until your mind relaxes into clarity. Meditation techniques are valuable tools to assist you.

    Spirit: your intention center

    Spirit guides your life according to “who you are” and “what you are here to do.” As your mind clears, you may settle into a direct experience of Spirit and sense your connection to the One Life that we all share (however you like to describe that). A life consciously flowing from this primary connection moves forward with deeper meaning and purpose.

    Are you open to all four of these dimensions? Do you know how to connect with them? Do you consider each of them as you make your life decisions?

    I’d love to hear about ways that you access and balance these four dimensions in your life.


    Kevin Schoeninger

    P.S. Core Energy Meditation is a holistic practice that activates and integrates body, heart, mind, and spirit. You can learn more here: “Energy Meditation Secrets”

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