I believe in balance. And I believe you can find balance in your heart, body, mind and spirit through holistic means. But how do we tap into balance and create abundance in our lives? It may seem impossible given everyday stress, personal challenges, work, school, family, friends… life gets in the way.
The path I took to find balance in my life likely sounds a lot like yours–burnout city. For years I faced stress and overwhelm, unable to keep it all together. At the end of the day I felt confused, frustrated, unfulfilled and even physically ill. My life started to crumble, and it was my health that suffered most.
It’s all in your head, people said. But it wasn’t. I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, barely able to function let alone hold a conversation. Completely worn down to the core, I became unemployed and then bedridden for nearly a year. At one point I remember feeling as though this was it–I was fated to live out my life alone and in bed without any hope of recovery.
Western medicine prescribed an expensive cocktail of psychiatric meds that hardly seemed palatable. Dozens of doctors later and my head was spinning. I checked out. The entire process felt seriously flawed and somehow I knew it wasn’t me.
There was this tiny ember of hope that burned bright within, urging me to seek an alternative solution. And I did. I was so desperate for relief that I took a flying leap of faith.
I did what many around me at the time considered irrational. I resigned from the tech startup I co-founded and punched the clock for the last time. I slowed down, I got centered, I recalibrated–and in doing so, embarked on a fantastic journey of self-discovery. I didn’t know it then, but that journey was the start of what has become my life’s mission, power and purpose: Be the Balance sustainable lifestyle education & coaching!
At first I had no clue what I was doing or where I was headed. My beautiful family, friends and co-workers thought I was out of my mind. I’d worked so hard–for my career, my job security, my success. Yet it all came with a steep price–my sanity. The life I had built was only as good as I was healthy. And I wasn’t. I was on a constant rollercoaster of emotions that took me from my highest highs to my lowest lows in what felt like a matter of moments.
I was crippled with exhaustion and finally out of options. But it was during rock bottom that I strangely found peace. There was really no explanation, just a feeling in my gut that said go. At once it said let go of resistance and go forward. So I did. It was a slow and painful process, but also liberating. I let go of material things first–easy. I let go of status. Not as easy as I thought it would be. And I let go of my ego. Before I could give it a second thought I booked a one-way ticket out of the U.S. First stop, Bahrain.
For three years I went to live, study and work in some of the world’s most impoverished countries, in search of the alternative medicines and healing therapies that would breathe new life into my heart, body, mind and spirit.
It seemed I had arrived at last. But this was just the beginning…
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Originally published at www.bethebalance.me