I rushed from work to the fracture clinic – nightmares of missing the cast removal and zing… off came the cast. I’m not sure what I was expecting – that I would shake it out and on I would go? It looked like it didn’t belong to me – a huge swollen mound of wrist, stiff with withered muscles like an old lady. Oh it is so hard to manage balance. My enthusiasm meter flies off the scale nowadays and I feel that I want to try it all like a kid in a candy store. Learn more, do more, explore more, change more, travel more, visit more, help more, appreciate more. Getting knocked down reminds me about balance yet I never want to lose that spirit.
And so, this weekend, I did a most wonderful art course on techniques in acrylic painting. The Flow was happening in my head, the balance was there and I was getting back up after my fracture knocked me down.
Let’s strive for balance but never to lose the brightness and spontaneity that defines us…..
As I fell I just knew what I had done
Smashed up my wrist ,just having fun
How can I learn the balance I need?
Life is a thrill on which I feed
Can I imagine and let my mind fill
With pulsing excitement of facing that hill?
I try to relax and it helps balance me
Mindfully breathing – a moment to be
Calm with excitement, meter my mind
Measure my energy, quietness find
My mood is replenished when in that flow
Happiness, winning – where I love to go
Not for medals or titles, status or name
Win my own battles to help me reframe
So I have discovered I must blend the two
Relax my mind but let energy renew
Catharsis of sweat takes my mind to that place
Where energy rules and feelings embrace
Happiness takes over, troubles are less
Hit out those demons and worries confess
So balance is key, know there’s always a way
Blending energy with calmness makes a good day