The Internal Zone of Balance
Each and every one of us has an internal zone of balance and harmony marked by a specific set of emotions and a very clearly defined state. During our life, we are meant to find out what living in the zone feels like and with that reference point, a practice that state on daily basis, as this very zone, this very frequency is in perfect sync with who we are as well as with the direction in which we should be heading. Life from within this zone becomes effortless as it is so much easier for us to hear our inner voice, the Gut, the Higher Self when in it. When we do not consciously live in the inner zone of balance, making decisions, thinking or simply living on daily basis resembles trying to listen to the radio while there is a lot of static going on.
There is only one perfect frequency for our inner zone. Those of us not aware of its existence, tend to step in and out of it every now and then. When we are in it, life seems easier, more pleasant and we seem to be “on top of things”. When we are out of it, life gets overwhelming, we find ourselves in a zone where things “happen to us”, and that rarely is a good thing. This inner state of balance is the most natural state for us. We have entered this world with it ingrained in our body and mind. Slowly, over the period of many years, we have allowed for other states to take over and we became convinced that since we experience them on regular basis or so many other people experience them, they are the norm. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Unless we set off on an inner journey of finding and defining our inner state of balance and harmony we will never be able to know what it feels like to be in it. We must experience it at least once (if not more) in order to be able to step back into it, to reproduce it, reinforce it and imprint it on our mind and body. Having that state as a reference point will help us measure the distance between the state we are currently in and our optimal state.
How do we know when we are in that state and when we are not? Being in it feels like being home, it feels familiar, empowering and gives us access to inner clarity, one of the most priceless attributes. It is a zone which exists above all the potentially self-destructive states hiding behind what we refer to as bad moods, mood swings, bad days or losses of temper. This zone is more powerful than the sum of all circumstances we could ever find ourselves in. It allows us to stay calm and collected when in the most challenging of situations, hence it allows us to be able to stay open and alert to find the best solutions with the least amount of effort.
I often hear people say “The minute I woke up this morning, I knew that I was going to have a bad day”. This is always one of the first signs that forces outside of us manage our lives. If our state, our emotions and our thoughts directly related to those emotions are directly involved in creating the experiences which we attract in our life, then we MUST learn how to harness the most powerful power we possess so that it can work to our advantage. Why is it that we all consider it normal for a person who wants to drive a car to learn how to handle it first, understand the basics about how it operates as well as learn the universal code that exists for all the road users, yet we pay no attention to the importance of managing the most powerful mechanism that ever existed, the very apparatus producing our life experiences? Every experience we face is an opportunity to learn, to pass the test and show our readiness to move on to another level, yet we tend to be so busy focusing on the demands of our external universes that we end up with no time or energy to focus on doing the real work. We need to be careful not to get lost in the illusionary world where together with everybody else we end up chasing shadows rather doing that which really matters – becoming a self-aware, self-empowered and fully conscious individual.
The path to achieving such a level of self-awareness begins with learning about the nature and purpose of our emotions, which will be a topic of a new post.