Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Light and the Dark

I was wondering about the contrasts in life.  People say that the tough times help us really appreciate the good times.  The bitter cold of winter helps us appreciate the heat of summer.  Financial struggles help us appreciate abundant times.  Stress tends to make us seek relaxation.  When we are really full, we wish for an empty tummy (think Thanksgiving).  When we have been super busy, we just want some unscheduled free time.  Too much sleep makes you want to get up and move.  Too little sleep makes us long for a nice nap.  Does excess make us long for more a little deprivation?  Really sore muscles from working out sends us to relax in a Jacuzzi.

So, I wonder if fat makes us appreciate thin?  Or, does thin make anyone long for fat?  For me, it is more about seeking balance.  I am, after all, a Libra, the sign of the scales.  When the scales tip, figuratively or literally, I go in search of a way to find equilibrium or balance.  I don't need to be a size zero, I just want to be as healthy as I can be. 

Desire to live a healthy balance. Dedication to both the light and the dark.  Discipline to work for the balance.

1 comment:

  1. Just realized Libra=scales=scales, as in what is used to check one's weight! Holy Smokes! Balance is Better!