Seeking Balance

Posted on September 21, 2020


Autumn Equinox, 2020

At Autumn’s equinox,

I reflect on the concept of balance.

I examine my life

as a physical, mental, emotional, spiritual,

and social being.

I ask myself,

“Am I walking in balance

in this area

of my one, short life?”

When I notice imbalance, I ask,

“What can I do to restore the balance?”

When I notice balance, I ask,

“What can I do to maintain balance?”

I breathe deeply

and listen

for wise counsel

from the elders

and the ancestors.

I seek balance


in almost every one

of the dozens of stories I know

about The End of the World,

imbalance is The Beginning

of The End.

lisa eddy is a writer-for-hire, researcher, educator-for-hire, youth advocate,  musician, and gardener.

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