Balance: The Truth And Basis Of Success
Equilibrium is the basis of all success, says an ancient maxim!
It's interesting to note that, in numerology, the number assigned to the idea of balance is 11. Have a look at the number - it's digits equal each other! Thus the number 11 is a glyph of balance, equilibrium, equality, parity, symmetry and poise.
How can we use these ideas to create success?
Eliphas Levi says that balance is the result of equalising opposing activities or forces. Equilibrium is the result of two forces, but if these were absolutely and permanently equal, equilibrium would be immobility, and consequently the negation of life. Movement is the result of alternated preponderance - warmth after cold, mildness after severity, affection after anger - this is the secret of perpetual motion and the prolongation of power.
To operate always on the same side and in the same manner is to overload one side of a balance, and the complete destruction of equilibrium will soon result. Think about someone who wants to loose weight? Being sedentary and eating too much will lead to apathy and weight gain. However, starving yourself and too much exercise will lead to burn out and fatigue.
The Kybalion states the law like this: "To destroy an undesirable rate of vibration, put into operation the principle of polarity and concentrate on the opposite pole to that which you desire to suppress." I strongly suggest you read this book!
The same book gives this excellent summary of the principle of polarity: "Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled."
Here's the thing. Many people think they fail because of a lack of will-power or inaction. They think they're not doing anything. The truth is - - we are never NOT doing anything! People are always taking action. Take person who wants to get fit and loose weight, but can't get off the couch. Their action is sitting on the couch - - THEY TOOK ACTION! The fruit of what we call "inaction" is loss of faculty and function, because what is not used atrophies. If you tie your arm to your side, it will shrivel up, atrophy and die. This very loss of power is action in the wrong direction.
We work as hard to fail as we do to succeed; harder in fact! A famous writer says: "Inaction in a deed of mercy is action in a deadly sin." Ponder these words and see how many different meanings you can extract from them. Relate this admonition to all of your current struggles.
I consider myself a practical coach: so here's a task (remember, it's all about action!) This week, consider your actions more carefully than you ever have done before. Go about your daily tasks earnestly, no matter how trivial they seem. No one ever did great things well who had not first done well with small things. Learn the following phrase and make it a part of your mental toolkit: Resolving my unresolved karma is my conscious responsibility, until it becomes my joy and honour.
Go about your work in a poised, quiet manner. When you sit, sit still. Teach your body the meaning of balance. Do not fear - - dismiss anxiety. Banish the mood of haste. Whatever you do, remember that every personal action is really a particular expression of the perfect Life-Force (God, Higher Self, etc).
Above all, train yourself to fashion clear forms for your desires, and to look upon these mental images as present realities.
To your ongoing success!
Nev is a registered clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Trainer, Master Time Line Therapy® Trainer, and Hypnotherapy Trainer. Heading through his childhood and early adulthood as undiagnosed aspergers, he struggled through the adversities and finally found the healing he needed through NLP, Time Line Therapy® and Hypnotherapy. One of his favourite sayings is, "All magic is in the will!"