We've all been there. An exhausting mode of living that our modern lifestyle imposed on us without our consent. We all need this critical balance. Balance between the demands of our body, our material life and logical mind on one side and between the needs of our heart and soul on the other.
Health stems from the ability to synchronize with the delicate flow of life, with all its ups and downs, joys and sorrows. It is the willingness to open your heart to receive the subtle grace that the world offers every step along your way. It is the ability to acknowledge and laugh at the setbacks and gently and humbly celebrate the joys. We need to TRUST the big plan of life, the Ultimate Wisdom of our Creator... We need to Surrender while believing that everything happens for our ultimate good.
This verse keeps coming back to me again and again: "In order that you do not despair over what has eluded you and not over-exult in pride over what God has given you.” (57: 23). It doesn’t ask you to suppress your joy or avoid pleasures, nor does it expect from you to never experience sadness, frustration, anger or pain. It just lays a universal truth that we are not our possessions, belongings or entourage; we are not our achievements, successes, ranks or prestige… It is good to experience these; it is great to enjoy them. Yet, never let yourself be attached to them... Detachment is the ultimate fruit of surrender…
Life requires us to work and strive. It requires courage to keep going. It requires momentum. Meanwhile, it also requires patience, flexibility and bravery.
Living a heart-centered life helps us slow down and ponder at life lessons, challenges and stresses. It helps us find the perfect rhythm that sets in coherence our inner-self with our outer reality. Yet, to reach this heart coherence, we need to hush down our brain endless chatter. We need to surrender and trust. We need to believe!