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Balancing Passion

What is the relationship between balance and passion? The answer will vary for each person. While there are many things that delight my eyes, soul, and body, my philosophy is to find a balance somewhere between complete immersion and moderation.

Even though I’m passionate about purple, I wouldn’t want the entire outside of our home painted that color. I do love however, having a purple front door. While I adore spending time with family and friends, I also need solitary time. What can say about chocolate? I love, love, love it, but I wouldn’t want to eat it for every meal.

Can we have too much of a good thing? For me, it is that balance between total indulgence and moderation that helps me to more deeply appreciate the many things I’m passionate about.

The holiday season is upon us. It is often filled with excess. Feeling balanced can be compromised by over-doing, over-shopping, over-eating, or over-engaging. Remember that you have choices. Pay attention to your limits so that you can fully appreciate what makes you joyful.

I’d love to hear your thoughts. How do you balance your passions? Is balance important to you? Come join the conversation.

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Reader Comments (2)

Balance is essential - balance of mind, body and spirit. It gives us stability, helps us manage our time, and keeps us healthy. However, we don't need to add more stress to our lives by trying to find the perfect balance. That may be elusive. We just need to work towards achieving some type of balance in our lives. It's all about choice. We hold the power.

December 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy @The Decorating Files

Peggy- Thank you for important distinction that we need to relieve ourselves from the burden of "perfect." That's not possible or necessary. As you said, it's also "elusive." I agree that it's in the choices we make. It's also in the perspective we choose to adopt about those choices. As always, I am grateful for all that you add to our conversations. Wonderful to hear from you.

December 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

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