What heals you, brings you back into balance, makes you feel whole and wholesome?
This is what Arête over at the Aroused blog is asking us this week. It’s a profound question to which there is a myriad of answers. Not only between individuals, but also within one person, depending on the situation and the needs therein.
For me, ingredients for a balanced self, are (in no particular order):
- authentic relationships
- heartfelt conversations
- social interaction
- alone time
- a creative outlet
Some of these are hard to come by, now that there’s a pandemic going on. Since we’ll be in it for the long haul, I think it’s important to keep on keeping on. Everybody is a bit out of balance these days and we’re all doing our best to navigate this new world. I think I need to grow more of what I’ve learned is a key ingredient for keeping my balance: being kind to myself.