“Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.”
– Lao Tzu
Balance (noun) – “Stability found at the centre of acceptance.”
I was sitting under an ancient Harad tree in Pachmarhi, early last month. Harad translates to Haritaki in Sanskrit or Terminalia chebula in English, King of all medicinal plants. Therefore, I am not wee bit surprised that my Word of the Year (WOTY) – Balanced appeared in the aura of my being, under the grandeur of this tree.
I basked in the warmth of the cheery sunshine, on that cold December morning, doing absolutely nothing; under the grand Harad tree. The avian-wonders like Prinias, Tickle Blue Fly Catchers, Ioras and Golden Orioles were making merry with the Harad, while gorging on their morning feast. It was as though the universe deemed fit, for this ideal spot and moment to transmit my WOTY.
MY WOTY for 2021 was Aligned. Therefore it isn’t surprising that my Aligned self wanted to now be in a state of Balance.
But wait, how did Flow join hands with Balanced?
A few days ago, I was chatting with my dear friend, Sheena how I came to choose Balanced as my WOTY. She went on to tell me how Flow had been her WOTY for some years now.
I have loved the word Flow, and have used it as a personal mantra as long as I can remember. It has such an unhindered, easy, non-restrictive, gliding feel to it. Sheena and I got discussing how when we are in flow, we align and balance with life.
With Flow comes Alignment, and with Alignment comes Balance.
Thus, my WOTY Balanced Flow came into being.
I guess there was a reason why I had not written about my WOTY, in the first week of the year. It had to be a reunion of two unique words that resonated with my being. One birthed under a Harad Tree and the other on a video call with my dear friend.
WOTY 2022: Balanced Flow
Now that a spell of Balanced Flow has been cast on my being, here’s what these words will translate to:
To embrace whatever comes my way: Embrace without asking the whys and hows. To be in a state of balance that is fair and square, cool and collected amidst the storm. (Having said that – to still embrace a melt down, or not-so-balanced days if and when they happen, accepting them as part of the Flow).
To relax and flow with the tide and see where it takes me: This would essentially mean letting go of control and resistance. Who are we to control? We don’t hold the reins! The universe devises its set of divine plans.
To be balanced in my being: This entails being aligned and balanced with my breath, my silent spaces, my health and fitness routine, spiritual and emotional world, my commitments towards writing and making a discipline out of it, where it translates to abundance and prosperity, balance me-time and family time, reading time and screen time, time spent amidst nature and tending to my plant babies and beings of the Earth. Also being in a state of nothingness – just being still and doing nothing – Niksen (I shall write about this soon). To blossom in fun, laughter and play and to not take life too seriously.
That’s the fabric of my WOTY, Balanced Flow which has cast a deep spell into my being, and is ready to turn the tide and unfold a whole new world.
Abracadabra is a beautiful word that translates to, “I create as I speak.”
Abracadabra to Balanced Flow!!!
So it is!!!
Do you have a WOTY for 2022?
If yes, do drop a link to your post, or share your WOTY in the comment box please.
If no, what do you think it could be?
Love, Light and unbridled Laughter for you and yours in 2022.
Be well. <3