for parenting. I have a passion for health – my own: reading about health, active living, exploring the mind and spirit. I have a passion for the outdoors, at any time of the year. I have a passion for deepening relationships: being more authentically connected to others – my husband, my parents, my friends.
I recently read an article on a “condition” called FOMS (fear of missing something) and I related a little too much to what the article talked about. I love life and my
growth has led me to a place where I even have a passion for the so called “bad” things in life as I truly believe that there is no “bad” or “good”, there just is. So even if
something hard happens, if I meet a challenge, have something difficult come up – it is there so I can learn, grow, deepen my relationship with myself and develop more courage, strength, compassion and resiliency. This leads me to fall in love with life
even more deeply.
And here is my pathology. I like to do too much and my plate spills over. I don’t want to drop anything and thus feeding into my “human doing” (vs. “human Being”) nature
that I have worked so hard in the past at overcoming. It is interesting.
Historically I have done too much for fear of saying no”, or as a way to compensate for something inside me that I felt was lacking or missing. Over time, this has shifted and this mindset of doing more because I am ‘less than’” has healed (I think?). I believe in my heart that I am Enough. I am valuable and worthy as I am. And now the over-doing seems to have more to do with passion and abundance than with low self-esteem and lack. So I suppose it is a good problem to have, Though now remains to determine the solution. “Balance” is the catch-all word thrown around these days as the solution to this problem. Recently I came across the concept of being in a “dance” with life instead and this resonated much more strongly as it implies that different days (or hours or moments) may necessitate a different dance move depending on the song playing. So "balance” can and would look different from season to season, week to week, day to day, etc. thus giving it more an
appearance of a dance rather than some tightrope balancing act!.
It makes it less scary, too, if we “fall off” our game – we risk only stepping someone’s toes, rather than falling from a height!