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LIVING BALANCE: Key to Living Your Truth
MANA: HOW TO BE IN BALANCE
A catch phrase we hear often, let’s consider this motto a bit more deeply.
Every day is a microcosm of the larger vision and macrocosm of your life. For us to really live our truth, we need to insert the activities every day that mirror our priorities and goals.
This is inspired by the Hawaiian term for spiritual power or vitality: MANA.
Since returning from Kaua’i last week, I’ve been pondering the spiritual tradition, peacefulness and aloha spirit of the islands. The term mana refers to the radiant, supple power or nourishing life force present in all things: people, places, food, animals. (Think: lush, rich, overflowing juicy nourishment and healing beauty of the islands.)
The ancient Hawaiians recognized that one of the factors that most influences one’s mana was maintaining the balance of life. When we maintain balance in our lives, we live in harmony (sattva) and naturally accrue mana or Spiritual Power. We charge our battery. It is our duty and joyful responsibility to vigilantly maintain balance in all aspects of our lives. Easier said than done and this requires diligent mindfulness and self-discipline.
Ask yourself where you can bring more balance into your life?
Everyday, are you spending time working out, taking care of your physical and mental health and well-being?
Do you consistently ‘rinse’ your emotions, get emotional support and find healthy ways to communicate or release difficult emotions? (journaling, therapy, yoga, meditation, talking with a trusted friend)
Do you pay attention to your finances every day? Budgeting, credit cards, interest rates, retirement plans?
What simple steps could you take to maintain and enhance personal relationships: friendships, colleagues and family?
What or who do you tend to neglect or avoid?
Do you take a little “me” time every day (even 10min.)? Or take yourself on a play date to do something FUN and commune with nature every week?
Which aspects of your work/career do you avoid and could use a little love?
This week, the challenge is to get real and radically honest with yourself. Listen to the inner voices that need a little love.
Vow to spend a little more time boosting up the neglected areas or people in your life. In turn, this will inspire, uplift and charge your mana – or spiritual power.
For more practical tips on how to LIVE YOUR TRUTH + LOVE YOUR LIFE….please join me and fellow Daily Lover, Terri Cole for our 6wk telecourse. Begins Wed. Jan. 25, but you can still sign up and have last night’s recording sent to you! Every Wednesday is 60 min. of power packed lecture/dialogue followed by 30 min. of laser coaching for those on the call! DETAILS + SIGN UP HERE. Recording and notes are send after the call (listen anytime, anywhere). Sliding scale available!
Please leave a comment and let me know what you need help bringing into balance.