Warning! I’m a little off balanced today. But don’t worry, that might just be a good thing! I used to think that being well balanced was a good thing until watching the Today Show this morning. Now, I realize that even if I am out of balance, it really isn’t that awful-because balance is not good, AT ALL. According to James Arthur Ray, “balance is bogus. . . .True happiness: it’s not about balance; it’s about harmony.”
Well thanks a lot Mr. Ray for tipping my scales this morning and throwing me WAY off balance. Just when I thought I was doing great–I was feeling well balanced, I was feeling quite happy about most of my life; along comes this expert telling me that “balance is bogus.” In fact, Ray authoritively tells us, “where there is balance , there is no energy ; nothing is happening .”
According to Ray, “In contrast, when all pieces move together in complete harmony, like the instruments in an orchestra, levels of happiness, wealth, and success soar.”
I was simply devastated! I had a hard enough time trying to get somewhat balanced; now I’ve got to strive to have everything working together like instuments in an orchestra! And guess what, Mr. Ray can show me how to obtain this harmony for only $16.47 – Imagine that! Sixteen forty seven will not even throw my checkbook out of balance! I’m only sixteen dollars and forty seven cents away from harmony, and thus ultimate happiness! I can’t wait to purchase this book. I wonder if I will be coached to sing a song in the shower and hum a melody while cooking dinner for my family. I’ll be whistling to work and keeping a harmonic rythym on my keyboard while I’m balancing harmonizing the corporate budget. Ooops, did I use the word balance again; THAT’S NOT GOOD.
When I was a girl, my parents thought it was a virtue to simply be well rounded . Now that I’m older, roundness doesn’t seem to attract anything– especially happiness from outside sources. As time went on, being grounded became the key to happiness. . . . imagine that? Going from roundedness to well grounded. Every time I tried to stay stuck to the ground, something or someone would simply push me and make me roll, because I had spent so much time practicing on being well rounded, I could easily have been mistaken for a ball.
Soon, I realized the key was not in what I did, but in what I thought. If I thought happy thoughts all the time, one could roll over me with a freight truck, and I’d still be laughing. It never happened, so I can’t really prove that theory.
After thinking all positives . . . I moved on to dressing the part. We are what we wear was the evolutionary discovery. So, I’d break my budget ensuring that I had the latest and greatest business suites to match the role of my ultimate goddest. Mind you, I was only making minimum wage. But hey, I was aiming to be the executive, so I dressed like she did! I ended up with with FAR too many credit card bills and not enough money – but I dressed fabulously! No one told me that I needed a good credit score to get into management. Silly me!
I was feeling really down and out about this, then I was monumentally informed that happiness has absolutely nothing to do with money or having a good credit score. It’s all about love and nothing else matters. I could live in a homeless shelter due to lack of money and still be really happy. This theory did help me raise my credit debt ratio though. I didn’t buy anything extravagant, because I didn’t have the credit or that kind of cash. I loved everything , even hard times. But the dissolution came when I realized that my kids were being teased in school for wearing bee bops (dollar store brand) when everyone else were wearing Nike or Reebocs. Oh my . . . I thought, If I don’t care about making a materialistic life for myself, I must at least attempt to make a balanced life for them. Bing! I had another monumental revolution! Even though money (alone) didn’t buy happiness, a little of it certainly helped. Besides, I could not bear to see those kids cry another day. It gave me headaches. Who can be happy with a headache. And plus, I kind of missed buying a nice new black pump, every so often, anyway.
After further reflection–especially since my balance method is now passé, I’m now wishing I would have stuck with the most evolutionary discovery ever to hit the Earth. It is truly the key to HARMONY, thus HAPPINESS. If I had stuck with the concept I’m about to enlighten you about, I would not be in the disharmonized (is that a real word? It is now.) mood I’m now in. But I thought I’d come a long way, baby . . .so I gave up on this momentous, sweeping discovery. However, It is not hard to do. In fact it’s really quite easy! You don’t have to purchase a book, you don’t even have to change your thought patterns. I’m going to let you on to this long forgotten SECRET today – right here on this posting! FREE OF CHARGE!!!
Perhaps some of you can remember it . . .
I’m going back to being practicing ENGOLI ! I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never let him forget he’s a man. . . Cause I’m a woman! Enjoli!
Talk about HARMONY! And to think it comes in a bottle and smells joyously too! Just spray your way to happiness! Now, that’s bliss, paradise, nervana, untimate consciousness . . . oh my what’s the correct term for heaven now. I think I may be confused. Anywho . . .
Perhaps I’ll go home, have a nice meal with my family, chill with them for a bit, then get me a glass of wine and blog for a while-that’s my method for happiness and bliss, at least for today.
Peace, Light Love,