Balance in one area of your life, or even several, doesn't mean you can honestly say that your life is in balance. And yet, one person's equilibriam is another's chaos. Living a life that feels in-balance is subjective and individual.
Several weeks ago, I posted a blog (Beauty Eclipsed #30: beauty in balance) in which I explored the idea of using balance in decorating and sculpture; and incorporating outdoor elements into home decor to allow for balance between artificial and natural elements.
I find my eyes being drawn to the balancing sculptures that I've placed throughout my condo, especially if I feel anxious or stressed. I look at the simple beauty of the natural elements, their muted, neutral pigments, which seem to contain a calming energy. The one with the log as it's base is especially interesting because it was cut at an angle on both ends.
Persuading the log to balance on its own takes several minutes before I feel confident enough to begin to add stones. The base of a structure is vital to it's overall integrity. My log, if only slightly unsettled, will overturn the smaller stones supported by it.
The base of a structure is vital to it's overall integrity.
everything is as it is
My eyes are drawn to the log and stone sculpture in delicate poise. Inside, a roiling, bubbling cauldron of emotions threatens to topple me.
I see the slanted log, and sense its resolve. Allowing my gaze to travel back and forth, from one side of the room across to the other, I ease into perception. Everything is as it is.
Now the stones, specifically, pull at me; each resting, one atop the next, in serene repose.