Life just does not seem to be going right, and nothing seems to help. You do not feel like yourself, you are feeling sad, angry, stressed out, fed up, physically sick.
It could be stress or anxiety, grief or loss, depression and other mental illnesses, family problems, problems at school, relationship or friendship problems, not eating well, not getting enough exercise, not getting enough sleep, using drugs or alcohol, being sick, and hormonal changes. And it can be a combination of these things.
You know about cycles, flows, and balance of life. You are fluid, flowing, surrendering, tied to the cycles of nature. Just as the seasons, the moon, and the tides cycle nature, you are also part of this vast rhythm of life.
And you know when you are out of this magnificent rhythm and when you are imbalanced. You have detectors inside you that go off like alarms, screaming, ‘Red alert, out of balance.’
The elements in life that require the most balancing can be divided into two categories: internal and external.
You may find that you focus on external things, like work, relationships, and activities, and that you pay very little attention to what is going on inside your heart and mind. Or you may find that you spend so much time being self reflective that you sometimes miss out on the experience of living.
Take some time to really look at your life, your state of mind, and how you are feeling. Be honest with yourself and notice the areas of your life that you are neglecting.