Hey guys! I want to share something with you I’ve been learning lately–it’s helping me a lot!
I’m learning that I need a balance between three states of activity: Learning, Creating, and Enjoying.
Receiving, Giving, and Appreciating.
The less balanced those are, the more stressful my life. When I’m experiencing too much of one kind of “purpose,” I find myself asking, “What’s the point?”
The more balanced they are, the happier I am. When I learn, create, and enjoy in balance, I feel fulfilled.
Has anyone else experienced this?
I know what it’s like to learn, learn, learn–never give back, never enjoy. It feels rather self-centered after a while. What’s the point of learning, after all?
I know what it’s like to create, create, create–never learn, never enjoy. Pretty soon you feel like a hypocrite. If you cannot experience the fruit of creations, how can you believe yours will be of value to anyone?
I know what it’s like to enjoy, enjoy, enjoy–never learn, never create. It feels good for a minute, but give it a day, a week, a month, a year. Soon the pleasure becomes a void of purposelessness–torture.
When I begin feeling stressed, it is usually because I am not being who I want to be. When I feel like I am not being who I want to be, I usually realize I have been forgetting to receive, forgetting to give, or forgetting to appreciate.
When I bring them back into balance, I feel the weight of selfishness, hypocrisy, and pointlessness lift from my shoulders. And I feel the energy to live what I believe.
I have been learning to lead myself purposefully, keeping in balance receiving, giving, and appreciating–learning, creating, and enjoying.
How about you? What have you learned about finding balance in your daily activities?