When we look around, the concept of balance is everywhere.
In fact it drives the Universe. Life on Earth depends on a very precisely balanced distance of our planet from the Sun. The water cycle on Earth is another example of balance necessary for life to exist. The well-being of all species, including humans, depends on a delicate balance in our natural environment.
What about our inner environment?
There is a well known rule that what happens in macrocosms can also be found in microcosms. If the imbalance in our outer environment can be unhealthy for us, then how can we ignore the same occurrence in our inner one? Doctors and scientists are starting to point out that pollution in our inner environment affects not only our cells but also our genes.
Nowadays we hear a lot of medical explanations about how important is to have enough sleep, eat proper food, and exercise regularly to stay healthy. There is a huge variety of nutrition and exercise experts who can advise you on the subject.
How are we handling such an important thing as inner balance? What is inner balance?
Physical symptoms are the body’s way to signal that something in our inner environment is out of balance. Our society stays focused on living a healthy life, but a lot of times it is not sufficient to have enough sleep, to eat well, and to exercise. Our feelings were overlooked and left out of the equation. Are you familiar with these sayings: “Laughter is the best medicine”, “Don’t worry, be happy”, and also “Sick with worry”?
More often we are hearing from doctors and scientists about how important laughter, feeling happy, and having a positive point of view on life are for our well-being. There are even classes of Laughter Yoga.
What about wider acceptance of Quantum Physics nowadays? Is it going to help us to understand our inner balance better?
This theory says that everything is energy and the whole universe is interconnected; time and space are irrelevant. Each sub particle is in two places at once which can be read as vibration. Following this theory, we can assume that our thoughts are energy too. There is a belief that ‘Your thoughts create your reality’. And new quantum physics studies support this idea. When we focus on our worries or negative experiences we distort our inner balance and our reality is affected.
When we eat polluted, unhealthy food, are worried or angry, we also influence our health. The flow of our inner energy which connects us to the whole universe is unbalanced. Some of the energy slows down and at some point causes a blockage of the energy flow in that place. After some time the physical symptoms will show up. At that point we need to not only heal the physical symptoms with traditional medicine, but also the inner balance has to be restored.
There is one more element needed to restore our inner balance, the philosophical element – our spirit.
To quote Oprah, “It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control.”
Alternative modalities which we use like hypnosis, meditation, Reiki, or Therapeutic Touch help us restore our inner balance. Hypnosis is used to help our subconscious mind accept new, better ideas which will be used by our conscious mind during our thinking process. It will help influence our reality in a positive way and our inner balance will be restored. Other modalities like meditation, Reiki, or Therapeutic Touch are used to rebalance the universal energy flow.
As we can see, our inner environment is very complex and its elements are entwined. The emotional and spiritual part of the inner balance plays an important role in our health. The alternative modalities can be used as a preventive tool in keeping us well balanced.
It is not a new knowledge. We are rediscovering an old wisdom but accepting it much easier, if there is scientific proof.
Quotes regarding balance:
“Balance is the perfect state of still water. Let that be our model. It remains quiet within and is not disturbed on the surface.” Confucius
“The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.” Euripides
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.” Thomas Merton
“We have overstretched our personal boundaries and forgotten that true happiness comes from living an authentic life fueled with a sense of purpose and balance.” Dr. Kathleen Hall
“In fact, everyone should take time out once in a while to recharge and revitalize their energy. The key is to have a balanced life.” Michael Lee, CPA