I am walking down this path that consists of three lanes but I am  fully focused on the middle lane. This is the lane where the balance resides. This is the lane of peace, creativity, and belonging. It’s a joyous healing energy that encourages me to be creative, and to teach and heal and solve the quintessential problems that us human beings tend to face on the daily. It is indeed a place I would rather be at any given moment, but like the emotional starlight that I am — my feelings tend to sway and I fall victim to the other extremes (lanes) where unresolved misunderstandings blatantly look me in the face and the hatred and conflict desperately tries to draw me in, only to leave me lifeless and miserable. 

I HATE dealing with the negative and thus I find the strength within to go back to the middle and embrace the tranquility of being balanced and fully aligned in love. It is love that makes me feel at home and at peace with myself.  But alas I am no dummy, nor naive to the fact that I WILL undergo different situations that will make it so I can maintain my balance. Life is truly one big balancing act from which I am trying to embrace with ease and not make it harder than it should be. But I would be lying to myself if I didn’t admit that a few questions still cross my mind from time to time.

Like for instance, how does one function between two totally different worlds, or more so how is one able to coincide comfortably between the JOB and the CAREER. I’m sure there are a plethora of people out there who know how to manage this balancing act. But for me it has been a somewhat challenging task, especially when I know I have a mission within the healthcare profession and I also have a mission to be the creative artist that I am. I know that I’m here on this earth to create and to learn and show that creativity has many forms and I want to do that freely.

It’s a balancing act to be able to come and go as I please, to travel the world like I want to and to still be of service to others in the healthcare profession. I’m sure some are probably saying, all you have to do is request time off from your job and travel and do those things that you love. But you see, there are times when I just want to get up and go and not have to worry about the 9 to 5. It’s like there is a little piece inside my heart that yearns for total FREEDOM without the restrictions. I want to be able to do what I love while in a state of BALANCE and TRANQUILITY. And at this moment, I truly do love my JOB and my CAREER, and that is very rare! 

Right now I am working at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia and I LOVE it. It brings so much joy to my heart to be able to deal with these children, no matter what their illnesses are. They truly make me smile and I am learning so much from them. Yet at the same time I would love to be traveling somewhere, discovering new art and people and putting my heart fully into the beauties and mysteries of life, one country at a time. But I can’t and will not complain though, I am just still pondering life and how to maintain this BALANCE of creativity and being of service to others. 

I have a friend who is trying to maintain her balance as well. Her divine path is to be a writer and even though she has actually discovered what her life path is supposed to be, there is still the struggle of finding that balance and will to persevere through the trials and tribulations. I know for a fact that she can do this, but for those of you out there who are writers, then you know that  being a writer is not always easy, yet and still this is an inner passion that she has and she will embark on in this lifetime. Despite the struggles and minor setbacks, she will write and simultaneously maintain a stable job. Maybe there will come a time when she can make money from doing what she loves but right now that is not the case. 

So basically the keyword is BALANCE and the discovery in finding ways to maintain it in day to day life. What are some ways that you try to remain balanced and peaceful in your life despite any hardships that you may have dealt with? 

Vacant - Broke (by fmxz0r)