Thursday, May 08, 2008
Apologies in advance...
Are you tired yet? I think I am!
So I'll watch your blogs and will post now and then, but consider this fair notice that this blog may be boring.
Here's a question that I'll leave you with - an important one to me.
"How do you define balance in your life and how are you doing at achieving it?"
Balance? What is this balance?
Seriously, I look at the glass half full. Because it is.
Have fun traveling Gary. At least the highways through the Rockies are a whole lot better than in that year too! Mind you, I have other stories to tell from when I drove through the Rockies in 1990 but that's for another time..
What about you?
It depends on what kind of balance you wish to attire.
"Balance in life" is too broad of a spectrum to seriously answer this question...
I'll post some pictures Ingrid - maybe you'll have some flashbacks. My mother lives in Kelowna by the way - right on the lake.
Zee and Scarlet - THAT'S why I asked the question dudes! :) I want others' wisdom on what balance means to them. Me? A lot of the time it means not falling over, literally and metaphorically. In my life, I can feel when I'm out of whack sometimes - when I know that I need something to focus me, or slow me down or help me appreciate rather than despair...
I'm not sure that 'life balance' in terms of work/family/fun/spirit/learning etc. is what I mean. Although sleep would be good right now.
Okay, I lied about the Joel Grey part.
Seriously, Gary, have a safe trip and come back soon.
I'm not a great juggler, but somehow it just gets done.
Enjoy your time away, Gary! And don't forget to drop us a quick note here and there to let us know how you're doing.
Enjoy your crazy, interesting times ahead.
None of those aspects mentioned are inherently good or bad, any more than you could say the heart is wiser than the mind, as both send messages to one another, the mind to the heart the heart to the mind. You won’t always be firing effectively on all cylinders but by paying attention sensibly to each in a balanced and healthy manner you’re likely to be in much better shape overall. Listen to your mind, body and spirit to create your unique life balance.
good trip -sounds like a wonderful life work balance !
travel is good for the soul. in a sense, its seeking one's fortune, a picaresque possibility, the probability of finding something you don't already have at home on the coffee table. people that travel are more interesting than people that don't, if you like to hear unlikely stories and adventures (the non-travellers have nothing to talk about other than the weather, gossip and Keeping Up with the Kardashians).
Wishing you safe travels.
And since you are commenting on all these comments, my bet is you have your laptop with you, and that you are just using this trips as another excuse to play dead and not write a real post, and not go visiting. Are all Canadians as lazy as you?
I had a client once that came into my office, beaming after having taken a sea kayaking trip off of B.C. I decided that I wanted to sign up for a trip - if I only got to take one more vacation in my life, THAT would be the vacation I'd want. We left Prince Rupert for an un-named, uninhabited little island (you have so many of those!) and kayaked for days in magical waters of extreme tides and colorful sea life. That great memory is what came up when you listed the places of your travels. Aaaahhhh. If I didn't have such strong reactions to those little bugs that bit my ankles, I'd go back right now.
Balance in life. I don't know what it is. Are we supposed to have it? What does it look like? Maybe it's only being present to all the imbalances that occur in every moment. How am I doing at achieving it? This moment is just fine.
Pleasant travels to you!
Sarah - I don't picture you sleeping!I think your smile is part of your balancing act.
Nova - you've got it down to the basics. You seem to read a lot of books too - is that part of it?
Beth - nice and thanks...
Seraphine - wow! Fraser Lake too! You've been around ... and I agree, travel is good in many ways. I like the in-betweeness of it. I love trains for that, although there aren't many around here anymore.
Utah - you're sweet! I just love you sharing your clotting update with us and I think you're a wishy-washy polite Canadian at heart, but you're repressing it. Put you in a canoe with a loon singing in the background... and anything could happen. Yeah, always have the laptop.
Carol - maybe it was the Queen Charlotte Islands, also known as Haida Gwaii. It sounds wonderful. I don't know if we're supposed to have balance or how to get it, that's why I asked you guys :)
Lindsay - you are definitely the person I would award a Thoughtful Blogger prize to. I really like what you wrote about the heart and the mind... and the obvious, but forgotten point that good health underlies much of what we feel or not. I suspect you're finding what balance is in the way you describe it.
FYI, I grew up in Terrace. I recently made contact with people there that I haven't seen in 11 years, it's the coolest thing. Have fun with the lowest sunshine in the country!
See you in Toronto!
ok - seriously, you're going to have to define the question a bit more. 'balance' is a pretty vague word.
Links to this post: