January 30th, 2010 by A.G.J.
In his book Letters to a Young Brother, actor/activist Hill Harper defines balance as being:
“…secure enough to be vulnerable, strong enough to be gentle, wise enough to be humble, and powerful enough to serve others.”
I first heard this more than a year ago on Oprah. I was reminded of it again recently. And I LOVE it. I mean I really LOVE IT. Not as an idea or a thought but as a deeper, fuller, richer way to experience the “sweet spot” of life. When we are balanced, we are clear and, when we are clear, the eternal light (within all of us) shines through.
I was hooked on drama for a long time. I believed I had to create things around me to complain about or attack or gossip over, in order to feel better about my imperfect self. Now I realize that judging myself as flawed kept me from experiencing my divinity. I know I’m not perfect, but I also know that I am love. We all are. And when we are balanced, our true self (love) is expressed.
Out my window, it’s snowing. Inside Rob makes tea. Balance is beautiful.