Spiritual Coaching Vol 2 #42 Balance…


It is a discipline to write every day. You find a word or phrase or quotation that stirs your soul and in my case I can’t wait to explore it and share it. Balance has never been sacrificed on the altar of writing. I’m far from perfect but I still hold out this goal of balance – with balance comes grace and peace. A great spiritual thinker, Thomas Merton, said, “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” I’ve often thought balance could almost be achieved. Like an olympic gymnast on the balance beam I work to gain that type of life balance. Alas, I have not achieved it. It seems reachable but allusive. It also seems like everyone has a plan on how to do it. Yet, honestly I do not know a single person who would describe their life as balanced (if they are honest).


Once Jesus said, “Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No'”   Matthew 5:37. We have complicated so many things. I do want more balance and simplicity. When I write this blog I do wonder if it is just more clutter out there among all the blogs and writings. Is there anything new or unique to say? This simple daily task helps me to focus and gravitate toward a more balanced day. My focus shifts away from me toward the Spirit that calls from the depths of my soul and whispers what the way should be.  We should eat, work, sleep, serve, laugh, cry, meditate, and pray with a cadence and rhythm of life that is not limited to time. God has no barrier of time.


You are needed for me to have balance. Yes, you. We are here together – each important. I don’t just mean me the writer and you the reader. I mean your life. It is important for in some way your spirit can be like the pebble in the pond or the breeze of the butterfly wing. You make a ripple or a breeze that reaches me and offers the hope of balance. Don’t ever think that your life isn’t important. You matter to God and to me.

Be Well.


About Denny Meyer

I've been a pastor, spiritual director, and spiritual coach and worked with thousands of people over the years. You can find the life the Creator intended for you. Contact me if you want to find out more.
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