Monday, March 21, 2011

seeking balance


dear balance,

please come and hang out with me, i need to spend some time with you.

i've got all kinds of beginnings going on and not a clear picture of where they will take me. quite a lot of fear seems to accompany all these beginnings, even if it comes hand and hand with excitement and happiness. there's also a lot of pressure. and at times i feel that i will burst into a zillion pieces just thinking about it.

so i paint feather stones, trying to find you, balance. the light and the heavy together in one place. in a size that fits perfectly in my hand. reminding me that it is possible to hold balance, even if only for a moment.

love,
/j

8 comments:

poet said...

I think I need to paint stones too... I'm constantly on the lookout for balance, and these look very zen if I may use a term inaccurately appropriated by the Western culture continuum :)

Also, I agree about what you said in that other post about physical work being good for the soul.

Ange said...

oh my goodness - you've just articulated what i need most right now. i definitely need some balance ... and some courage to take some steps forward...

celkalee said...

finding balance, in my humble opinion, is truly one of life's most difficult journeys. in the mind of the creative and pensive person conflicts arise to upset the balance. I believe the goal as stated by some eastern religions is "centering." (L. Ron Hubbard too---) My center has been shaken, almost destroyed in the last few years. Yet, I persevere. Sometimes I am not sure how. My center is my faith, my hope for the future, and a belief that I have choices. Those choices always come back to heart and home, thankfulness and gratitude. When so many responsibilities overwhelm, I compartmentalize, pick one, deal with it, finish it then move to the next. It is amazing how much I can accomplish in 15 minute spurts! Sorry to go on, subject near to my life. I never cease to be amazed how many of us live in parallel thought processes! corinne

Ally said...

"reminding me that it is possible to hold balance, even if only for a moment."

I need to be reminded of that fact more often. Good post. Lovely stones, too.

mrs mediocrity said...

yes, i need that balance. i think i need one of your stones, too. gorgeous.

k said...

i think many of us are searching for a bit more balance in our lives; i know i could use some. your feather stones are lovely.

Barbara said...

Exactly what's going through my head these days. How did you know? If balance shows up, will you seem him/her my way?

Cinner said...

I so love my balance stone from you that I won a while back. I hold it sometimes. it just keeps me calm I find. hugs to you. good days ahead.