Notes From The Awareness: 326

Balance the difficult with the enjoyable.

Please discuss. How does this play out in life?

I’ll start us out. We all go through challenging periods dealing with events we find difficult. They test us and strain our resources and resolve. It can feel like we’re slogging through a joyless swamp.

When we’re handling emergencies or taxing situation, we may occasionally forget to eat or may short ourselves on sleep. But we don’t skimp on either longer term; we know our bodies require both to to be functional. We need our bodily strength to be able to cope, so we tend to our physical needs.

Our souls, our spiritual sides, are also critical resources in arduous times. They give us inner strength, hope, faith, and perspective when things are tough. Yet in the busyness of handling our challenges, we may forget they need nurturing in order to support us.

Today’s message reminds me of the importance of promoting joy in my life, particularly when I feel overwhelmed. Making time and space for activities I enjoy will feed my spirit and remind me that life is essentially good. It will balance my perspective and ease the heaviness of coping with the difficult. Creating my own joy reaffirms the beauty of life in every moment.

How about you? do you make time for joy amidst life’s hard times?