Friday, November 17, 2006
Searching for balance
I was just emailing with Janet (at Just Bee-Cause) and discovered that my heart just breaks for us (women). As a group, I think most women must suffer from this malady called loss of self. Even the unique women that we could name as having done great things have had to sacrifice a part of themselves to get there. I am sure this is true of men as well but I think women allow themselves to feel it more.
I have no advise to offer at this point but I do have an abundance of empathy for anyone who is feeling as I feel right now. It DOES help to hear from others, their words and that they are feeling the same way. Misery loves company???? Janet described the self as getting smaller and smaller which perfectly illustrates my feelings. I often say that I want to be invisible so that I can go unnoticed and life won't be troubling. But that is what life is. Life IS troubling. Life is supposed to be troubling. How boring life would be otherwise. But too much of anything is a bad thing. I end up feeling out of balance and I think that might be the crux of the problem, the loss of balance. Have balance and we have more for ourselves and just enough for the rest of life.
Posted by Annie Jeffries at 10:00 AM