How to achieve inner balance and harmony

4 steps to help with your inner balance

How to achieve inner balance (c)

Inner balance can be a mystery. We all need it. And we all want it. Yet, often we think it is beyond our reach.

1. What is inner balance?

Often we can tell, when we have not got it. When we are in a state of inner balance, our heart and brain are said to be synchronised, level; no hyper or de-pressed physical, emotional or mental sensations. We are on an even keel, feel grounded, less vulnerable, more positive, reassured and strong.

Yet inner balance can also be an enigma, a mystery, because it is:

  • fragile, yet it gives us strength;
  • physical, mental, emotional, spiritual;
  • not permanent and changes with us.

We have ways of finding inner balance, keeping it and strengthening it.

We can have it, and before we know it, it is gone again.

Inner balance feels great, when we have it, but it takes work and maintenance.

Sometimes, we can sense instantly when our inner balance has started to leak away.

At other times, we can carry on for a very long time without much inner balance at all.

Our balance is individual to us. It changes over time. And change can be unpredictable.

We all have thresholds of carrying on without sufficient inner balance. We all have ways of managing.

2. What affects our inner balance?

What to watch out for
People, pollution, location, time of day, noise, light, stress, circumstances, thoughts, feelings, the weather, money or lack of, spirituality, responsibilities, health or lack of, politics, art, nature, seasons, love, fear, hate, creativity, procrastination, food, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, loneliness, intimacy, sports, sex, music, religion, beliefs, ethics, mindfulness, meditation, therapy – I could go on – they all affect our balance. They can strengthen or weaken it. 

And we are at the centre of it all.

There are consequences to whatever we do or don’t to keep our inner balance. Some times in our lives are more challenging than others.

At times the cards we are dealt are very though, indeed; at other times the cards we are dealt are feather-light, pure bliss.

3. Two important keys to your inner balance.

Embrace two realities and act accordingly:

  • Inner balance is a living thing and a process that you can shape. Balance is at the heart of your well being, which you should not take for granted. There is no blue print, and it is your responsibility to figure it out.
  • Intuition and gut feeling is your radar that scans for im-balances. It is a very special tool, which relies on self awareness: knowing what triggers your loss of balance, and what are helpful activities and life style choices, that help nourish and replenish lost balance.

Not trusting or ignoring our intuitive scanner will ultimately leave us vulnerable and disempowered.

4. What I have learnt about my inner balance.

With time I have learnt the hard way to trust my intuition and to adhere to some strict rules of self care. I know which activities or events will be more draining for me than others. And I try and organise my daily or weekly schedule accordingly.

But difficult things happen unexpectedly.  Then I need enough down time to process and re-charge.

I have created a self care, self help, maintenance tool box, to assist me with my inner balance. What’s in it?

Activities, beliefs, thoughts, dreams, music, the odd biscuit, my dog, people, writing, silence ….

You get the idea.

What’s in yours?

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  1. You made a good point that inner balance should be considered a process instead of a state of mind. I’d like to look for inner balance coaching services soon because I recently got out of a pretty messy divorce. I think that I will need to focus a lot on my disposition in life in order to get myself back on track.

    • Dear Alice,
      Thanks for reading and sharing your own thoughts. I think living is about constantly thriving for “inner balance”. It is a balancing act – finding the tools that may assist us at different times in our lives. With best wishes. Karin

  2. Is it weird that I felt my inner balance shifting back and forth while reading this? Would marijuana contribute to or increase the likelihood of imbalances occurring?

    • Thanks for reading and commenting, Brandon. Many substances alter our emotional and physical perceptions and experiences. I am not a medical expert and qualified to explain how these changes happen on a biochemical level. Worth looking into, if you are intersted. Best wishes. Karin

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