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Three ways to stay “IN BALANCE?” A Camino lesson!

If you’re not in balance, does that mean; you will fall down? Or, is it a message; you gotta just change…”something?” 

TRYING TO STAY IN BALANCE ON MY JOURNEY?

TRYING TO STAY IN BALANCE ON MY JOURNEY?

The secrets finally revealed (which are not mysteries) some simple stuff you can use in your everyday life!

So many lessons I learned from my 500-mile Camino de Santiago walking journey, here are a few.

KNOWING WHEN YOU’RE OUT OF BALANCE.

Most people don’t even know when we’re out of whack, for me, not knowing was always my problem! So, I ask myself, “What is my stress level today?” We do need some stress in our lives, otherwise were not doing anything new. Stress is OK, so go ahead and breathe, just do not max out on it!

I also ask myself, “How did I sleep last night? Did I take my problems to bed with me? On the other hand, did I think about solutions and the way I want things to be; this works! Remember knowing when you are out of balance is the way to get into balance.

CAN WE BE MORE PRODUCTIVE IF? WE DO LESS?

No question, sometimes to solve a problem, is to do nothing! Have you ever put a thought on the shelf, and magically the answer appears? Yes, of course, we all have, so get back into the habit of inviting a source, greater than ourselves for that “right,” answer. Don’t forget; being happy in whatever we do, is what we’re after. Remember to include,  your family, friends and quiet time for yourself. Exercise, watch a movie, go to church, play or watch a game. Variety does; add spice to life!

IS MY BOTTOM LINE, TO GET THINGS DONE OR?
BEING HAPPY DOING THINGS?

How about both? Oh, so easy to say, but difficult to do! There is a line in the “Serenity Prayer” (which I say often) “Accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

Accept people, places or things, is not easy, I ask myself “Why other can’t think and feel like I do?” Well, sorry, that is not the way it is! So, what do I do now, when everything seems to be crashing down on me? I must realize…. That we “CANNOT,” change anyone! I know this is hard to accept that we cannot change our boss, employees or even our spouse or children. What we can do is be an example for them to decide to change. This is the formula to lower your stress level and the beginning of “TRUE,” balance!

Courage to change the things I can? Voice how you feel, not what you think; it works! Attacking another only brings up opposition, when you share how you feel, it can, win another to your way of thinking!

Go figure….Who would think these lessons came from my Camino walk? Do you have to walk 500 miles to learn this new way to life? No, you can start today by changing; something!

I am not the same person I was before my Camino journey, it’s all about being at peace with whom I am and who you are! I love this life…Jim

Below are a few new videos I made since I got back to Thailand. Making these videos and writing does add to my balance program.

AND…for my next challenge; I am considering, walking across Death Valley; no one has ever done it, (and lived,) just thinking about it! If I decide to do this, it will be to promote my brand-new project, a new orphanage here in Thailand for Hill Tribe children in combination with older adults who have no home. They should be good for one another; this has never been done before in Thailand, more on that coming soon.

Just click the blue link to watch my, “Make you smile,” videos.” I really enjoy making these!

My brother Bob, trying to learn to drive a motor bike in Thailand. 

My Camino Video.

The “Hash,’ group, who takes a walk in the woods every month. 

Teaching the “ABCs” in Thailand 

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4 Comments

  1. seeker says:

    Thank you, Jim. I am so glad this site is back. I am gradually posting my walk at the Camino and wanted to link with you. You look like a million dollar.

  2. Hi Jim – glad I found you here. I remember you mentioning earlier in the year when I just started blogging that you’d be walking the Camino. And here you are – are you done or still on the Way?

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