I know my life-work balance needs to be carefully attended to because without attention I can lose my equilibrium very quickly. My work life needs to be balanced with care for family and participation in the other social and pleasurable activities available to me. The attention keeps me healthy, and it serves my patients. When I lose my focus by thinking that everything depends on me and my work, people may suffer. Before climbing the steps or taking more things on, I should think about it.
The alertness, prudence, and care that I bring to my physical and emotional life are critical to staying healthy. When my intake of food is not balanced by energy use or exercise, my health can quickly become unbalanced. Even my diet itself needs a balance to keep equilibrium.
In my relationships, I need to keep a balance between the give and take. I cannot just give. I also have to receive. All of life is a dynamic process of keeping things on an even keel. There is a need for symmetry. The requirements of a place of healing are many, and the distribution of work requires a need to share responsibilities amongst a team so that the greatest good can be accomplished.
Divine Equilibrium, give me a desire to work for justice by finding the right balance in my life. Keep me alert and open to the give and take of the responsibilities before me while never losing heart and hope that the right proportions can be found. Let my efforts towards a balanced life never cease. AMEN.
ACTION: Consider your life-work balance. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate it? What things could you adjust right now? Who do you look to for advise? Reach out to them.