I seem to be on a self-care kick this season. Perhaps the Gods are telling me something. I don’t know. But a lot of what I have been writing comes down to this: love and caring. Love of the self, love of those around us; caring for ourselves and for those we hold dear. Along with that comes finding and re-finding the balance in our lives.
If there is one thing I have learned it is that I need balance in my life. Plenty of rest, good and healthy food, entertainment, and to keep busy doing something. Balancing all of that with just having fun, indulging in my own pleasures, and doing what I want when I want.
That’s one kind of balance. But the kind of balance that I am going to talk about in this posting is the balance between the mundane and the spiritual. As activists, we often feel that our activism is a part of our spirituality. Whether we are fighting for racial equality, marriage equality, voter rights, religious tolerance, or any other number of things. Balancing what we feel a calling to do with our regular “9 to 5” life is not always easy. Some of us are blessed that our activism is our “9 to 5”, but those are few. Continue reading