Sunday, October 3, 2010
I often talk about my triad of balance: that intricate juggling act of keeping my mind, body, and spirit smooth, clear, clean, and working on all cylinders. That is another necessity that I must include as a vital part of my daily existence.
On of the best ways to attain all of the above is by living a levelheaded life.
What does being levelheaded mean to you?
* Do little upsets in your routine send you flying over the edge?
* Are you quick to anger when someone cuts you off in traffic?
* Once your mind is made up, are you inflexible to changing it?
* Do you see the big picture or only that part of the equation that works best for you?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then chances are you are not a levelheaded person most of the time. And while that is an opportunity on which you can focus, it doesn’t necessarily make you a bad person. It shows that you are human. We all, at times, express ourselves in ways that we wish we had not. But, after all, as human beings we are prone to bouts of behavior that we rue.
What to do?
I suggest that when the urge to react to life in a not-so-levelheaded manner presents itself that you take a breath, during which you contemplate and embrace your triad of balance, giving equal attention to what makes your mind complete, your body vibrant and happy, and your spirit fulfilled, and then react. You will be surprised by how different your reaction to adverse situation will be once you take personal accountability on how that reaction affects others…and affects you.
Compare yourself to a fine-tuned athlete, someone who has focused and worked for years honing their skill, refining their craft, and striving to be able to deal with any and all situations that present themselves during their sporting moments. Life, if considered this way, as an ongoing sporting moment, one that needs to be reacted to with as much of a level, calm, positive, and healthy head as one can muster, can better be dealt with.
By being prepared, by constantly working on balancing your triad, by staying sharp, in shape, spiritually aware and content, and by maintaining your sense of humor, you will be able to react and enjoy and embrace and deal with life better than you ever thought possible.
Levelheaded people enjoy life more, have better success, and live longer. Look it up and think about it…
Until next time…