Yesterday, I got an e-mail from a friend. In it, he told me about his troubles. No work since June. Health issues. Things that make life hard.
I'm sure you know how he feels.
You know how I feel, too. I want to help. There is so little I can do to help. But, I do what I can. He's been pounded the past few months. I wish I could do more.
I want to create a life that's resilient. Sometimes I do, but I forget. I fall back into old habits, but less so than I used to. I do it with balance.
In Open Your Heart with Skiing, I talk about balance. It is important in any sport, and is the core of skiing. It's also the foundation of life. It gives us a place to stand. I also talk about how skiing is "moving in balance to balance." So it life.
The temptation everyone has is to coast through the easy spans of life, and get caught off-guard with the inevitable. Job. Relationship. Health. Something. It's always something. You can tackle those things much easier when you're ready, though. If you're in balance, you'll have to catch your balance again, but it's so much easier when you're in balance to start.
Are YOU in balance?
Time alone. Meditation. Prayer. Focus.
It takes a plan to do this. And we all get caught short. Fit it back into your life. Get in balance. Life in balance to balance.
Stephen Sven Hultquist
PS I am so grateful to hear how you are getting a lot from the book. It's especially cool to hear that from those of you who aren't skiers. The life lessons that are in The Turns in Open Your Heart with Skiing (http://infinitesummit.com/book.html) are the core for the Library Builder (http://infinitesummit.com/). That's an easy way to stick to the journey.
PPS Keep the e-mails coming! I'll address each of them in turn, often in an e-mail to everyone.