Today, I am thinking about balance - a balance between energy I put out or hope to/receive from external sources and energy that I channel or gather from inside myself. Most of my life, I’ve banked on most of my energy coming from outside of myself, whether it’s approval from my family, a cool new event or project, or romantic affection. Lately, I’m noticing how this imbalance leaves me feeling ragged, wanting more, like not enough.
I’ve found there is a connection between practicing this balance and feeling belonging. And so, I am working to be more mindful.