7 Ways to Stay Spiritually BalancedWritten by Catherine Franz
When we find spirituality, or it finds us, experience feels surreal. We begin to feel like we're walking on a tightrope between two different worlds. We become ungrounded and loose touch with physical side of life. When our spiritual mission becomes clear, it is even truer. Learning to breathe and to walk between these two experiences until they merge can be a tough balancing act. Itís easy to choose and get lost in new experience because it feels so good and so right. Regular aspects in physical world seem less important and get set aside, many times incomplete.
This tightrope doesn't have same thinness as rope we think of in circus. A spiritual path is actually on ground and wider even though it feels like walking on air at times. If you step to one side, you engulf yourself totally in awe of spirituality. The other, physical world. And because of its alluring influence, it is easy to understand why we prefer to be there.
There are ways to merge two experiences. Here are seven techniques to help balance tightrope:
1. Maintain or start new physical activities. Go running, play tennis, take a walk, or workout. Allow love to pour into tennis racket. This is a neat experience if you haven't tried it before. Allow physical activity to merge with a spiritual part. Walk with a loving heart, say your favorite poem or prayer, and feel it in each step. Do same when making beds, running errands, standing at copy machine, taking kids to soccer, or washing car. This chases doubt away and invites high attraction vibrations in.
2. Caring for others. Take care of your family, yourself, pets, and others in your life. Allow them amount of space they need to learn, falter (yes, I said falter), and grow. Place yourself on that list, so, set time, and space aside for you as well.
3. Keep financially stable. It is easy to say, "Do what we love and money will follow." Lean too much on spiritual side and you stop taking action and money dries up. This is like wishing to win lottery without buying a ticket. One difference with balance two -- right people show up at right time. People sometimes think that when you find spirituality, money just finds you. This can't be furthest from truth. It means that you will find it easier to attract what you need if you continue to take action. If this is a learning and growth period, it takes massive action -- action for learning and action for regular action. As hard as this one is to balance and maintain, nevertheless it is feasible, millions of people do so daily.
What to Tell Interviewers When You Bailed Because of Your BossWritten by Bonnie Lowe
You're at a job interview. You're doing great, answering questions left and right. You're enthusiastic, upbeat, confident. Then they ask, "Why did you leave your last job?"
An image of your former boss, red-faced and screaming, pops into your head. He was such a jerk! You desperately want to vent your frustrations and tell them why you HAD to quit, but you hesitate, thinking... is honesty best policy in THIS situation?
Have you ever heard that saying, "Discretion is better part of valor?" It applies here.
There's no better way to present yourself as a whiner than to complain about a former boss or job. Even if you left a job because your boss was an egomaniac who took credit for all of your hard work, verbally abused you in front of others, and poisoned plant on your desk, don't say anything bad about him/her during an interview. If you do, interviewer may think YOU have a problem with authority or canít get along with others. After all, they don't know you. And as authority figures, they may more easily identify with your maligned former boss than with you. It's best not to count on them believing YOUR side of story, even if it IS truth.
So instead of saying "My boss was an incompetent idiot," consider one of following responses, whichever fits your particular situation best. Remember to stay positive and enthusiastic.