In my garden, there’s an explosion of colour right now. But the beautiful colours are hiding a war zone.
Oranges, purples, greens, pinks, blue, whites.
It’s like every day I wake up to a new place as new plants burst into life from their winter slumber.
But you can have too much of a good thing.
For every plant that’s deciding to take it’s gentle time and emerging oh so slowly, there’s another that’s so eager to greet the sun that it’s racing to cover ground.
Beautiful pink roses are being drowned in exuberant purple flowers from some kind of mint. (Can you tell I’m not the gardener of the house?)
It’s literally like some are fighting to take up all the space while others get swallowed up.
The delicate beauty of tiny blue flowers is no match for the might of the faster growing varieties that are trying to dominate.
I feel a little bit like those delicate flowers right now.
June is a month where the social calendar blooms along with the flowers.
I want to say YES YES YES to everything. To be that person taking up space and filling my life with joyful expansion.
I want to grab life with both hands and gobble up every moment.
But at the same time I can feel afraid.
I’m scared of being overwhelmed.
Of having TOO much to fit in the diary.
Like if I say yes to everything I’ll suddenly find myself like that sweet smelling rose that can barely breathe.
My heart says “let’s do it all” but my head says “be careful”.
And both of them have a point.
how can we find balance?
Balance is a tricky one.
Try to grip too tightly and things become sterile and lose their life.
Let go too much and things can run away and quickly leave you feeling overwhelmed.
I like to think of it as a dance. An endless dance of ebbing and flowing.
In reality, that elusive place of perfect balance is something that we are always weaving in and out of.
That can make it feel easier to hold it gently and stay focused on the longer game.
The Best Questions
What kind of person do I want to be?
What kind of life do I want to lead?
When I stay connected to those two questions it changes everything.
It’s like having a compass direction that you can keep tuning back into.
“Am I still heading towards the life and person I want to be?”
Taking Committed Action
There are lots of different ways you can keep tuning in. Helping to get you clearer on what you most need, moment by moment.
This month in the Be. Membership we’ll be exploring Play and Flow. So there will be hand picked practices, inspiration and support to explore.
I’ll also be offering some great resources from the member library if you’d like to get started with a journaling practice.
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And here’s a sneaky little bonus practice for you to listen to right now
As always, stay in touch if you’d like to share your experiences or ask for support.
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