Thinking About Balance In A Hidden Bronx Forest [video]

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Hey guys,

I just posted this over at Jonathan FIelds | Awake @ The Wheel and thought Id share it here, too. It’s done on a Flip Ultra video camera, one-cut, no edits and it’s done in a style I like to call…”ghetto natural.”

The topic, by the way, is the notion of balance (which is kinda funny, because I almost trip numerous times while filming). Enjoy!

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5 responses to “Thinking About Balance In A Hidden Bronx Forest [video]”

  1. Thanks so much for the walk through the woods!! I forget to get out into the park and breathe and make space to think.

    I like the notion of balance being a shifting between the extreems instead of being a single point of stillness. It makes it easier to embrace those moments when I have ten balls in the air at one time or a single major project that pulls the focus off the other important events and people in my life.

    What struck me was you said that the people in your inner circle knew what you were doing, had at least a basic understanding of what was expected, AND supported you through it.

    I could use that communication tool more effectively. I tend to get hyper focused and busy without letting my inner circle know what is going on. It often leads to confusion and fear about how I am spending my time. If I let them know what is going on then they would be set up for success when it comes to my crazy schedule and be more apt to lend a supportive ear (or hug) when I need it. This way we would be on the same page and I wouldn’t have to feel guilty about taking all that time for myself and my masterpiece.

    Thanks again for all of your energy and for sharing in the ride of life!

    -shelley

  2. Joanne says:

    Great thoughts. Thanks for the post. I think of balance as what does the overall picture look like for the year or month. Too difficult or at least not effective to balance each day or week .

  3. Melissa says:

    Loved the idea of “ghetto natural”. This video was fun, although I will admit to having Blair Witch flashbacks, LOL. Balance is difficult concept. I agree with your thoughts. Sometimes we do need to be out of balance to be successful, but I believe we can only do that for short spurts, then it is time to level things out again.

    I need to remember to communicate better with my inner circle. Sometimes my own husband has no idea what I’m doing with my blogs and because of that he doesn’t appreciate the blood, sweat and tears I am pouring into my work.

  4. First of all, you’re awesome. That video was fantastic.

    I am in complete agreement with you about balance. It’s not something that’s meant to be maintained in a rigid fashion. When I was studying relaxation techniques, I learned that there are actually three states your muscles can be in – one in which they’re completely tensed, another in which they are totally relaxed, and a third where they are smack in the middle of the two other states. The point is that when you are in the “totally relaxed state,” you’re actually quite heavy and lax. The idea is to find the comfortable, peaceful middle. For some reason, your video reminded me of that. Thank you!

    And congrats on Career Renegade. Can’t wait for more!

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