Balance and Harmony

Happy new year everyone. I hope you have had a good Christmas with family and friends. I know it can be a difficult time for many and I am saying a prayer that this year brings you much joy and happiness.

I have been extremely busy over the last few months with work but I have been trying to fit in other things to help create the balance and harmony I am always striving for. At the moment, I have a lovely combination of yoga, music and photography going on and each discipline complements the other.

I have found more time to listen to music lately than I have in a long time. I forgot how powerful music can be and it has created some incredible emotions in me. Music can be so many things. It can be a source of comfort and relaxation. It can be inspirational. It can also contribute to feelings of excitement and happiness. I have had a lovely Christmas with family and friends and music has been a big part of that story.

IMG_1031I have been practicing yoga over the holidays and was fortunate enough to find a wonderful studio in Whistler. Yoga has brought so much peace into my life. I am not religious in any fashion but yoga has given me a spiritual practice which helps ground me.

Finally, I have had so much fun learning more about photography. I have always been interested in photography but somehow other things have got in the way and I forgot how much joy it brings me. I have been learning how to edit my photos properly and I have become rather addicted to this practice to the point that when my plane landed at Heathrow I was completely oblivious and only looked up when everyone starting leaving the plane. Talk about mindfulness!

When I am feeling uneasy I always examine my life and try to figure out where the imbalance is coming from. Work has the habit of taking over. Through my love of yoga, music and photography I have found a way of creating more balance and harmony in my life. It fills me with joy and happiness and I am so grateful to be starting my new year on such a positive note. It has not always been like that and I understand it will not always be that way but I plan to bloody well enjoy it while I have got it.

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