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Tuesday, February 2, 2010


If we as individuals don't realize the importance of living a life of balance, life will teach us. Unfortunately we often don't get it's message until we're very uncomfortable. This principle of balance applies to alot of things in life. We can see the ignorance of the importance of this principle in events such as the recent oil spill in the Gulf. Individuals who understand the importance of balance in nature would take greater care with the power they have to insure it's safety. It's more obvious when it's close and involves personal excesses such as eating or drinking too much, etc. The body tells you through the feeling of discomfort. Or even mental/emotional imbalances such as worry, stress, fear, anger, or overwork resulting in tiredness - the list goes on. The point is - if we pay attention we can avoid alot of these imbalances that affect not only our own lives, but those around us. The artist has a wonderful opportunity to share his/her insights on balance in their work. A painting or piece of music itself can be a study in the beauty of balance, and can inspire and uplift the heart.


  1. I can always see immediately when my paintings are 'out of balance' - less easy to spot it in my life!

  2. I know what you mean - I think that's the challenge for a lot of us!