pendulum of life
Image inspired by the song Pendulum by Pearl Jam. Source: http://jimmybuiphotography.com

Have patience. The pendulum
that swung too far in one
direction will swing back.
At the moment of its turning,
everything hangs in the balance.
All the momentum of past actions
is suspended in mid-air, and
those who care about what happens next are poised with it.

There is a long and anxious
pause before the motion shifts,
and then the sense of free fall,
when the world is turned on
its head and nothing is known
or normal. Have patience then,
and do not rush to either extreme.
The way will paint its own arrows
on the trees if you can wait for clarity.

~ Danna Fauld

The pendulum of life is always moving and shifting. Yet, with patience, the pendulum also comes close to the ground and finds stillness there. In that moment it finds its middle ground. This is the place where clarity and direction appear.

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life ๐Ÿ’›

40 comments on “The Pendulum Swings

  1. You are so right. I see it going back and forth in education, style, and my own life.

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  2. I have always appreciated the visual aspect of the swinging pendulum of life’s changes. This poetry, and your wise words, Val, on the moment of stillness, are a wonderful reminder of peace even in chaos.

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  3. Here’s to maintaining our equilibrium . . . even if the pendulum swings way too far to the right or left.

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  4. HaHa…it does not surprise me, but rather gives me a little tickle to my heart that in the first lines of my post today I speak of this pendulum!! How are you, Val? I have missed you…and hope that your summer is wrapping you in love! โค
    Thanks for always speaking to my heart.

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    • I had a smile as well Lorrie. It’s so important to find our way through the rollercoaster of life and maintain our center. In that way we have the foundation to rise above the drama and swings and become free. ๐Ÿ’•

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      • You have that so right, Val! It seems that drama can have a life of its own and build one thing after another. And “free” sounds like such a great place! Many blesings being sent to you…and lots of love ๐Ÿ’œ

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  5. I love that moment when it finds its Middle Ground. ๐Ÿ’œ

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  6. Yup. That’s been my experience in life! โ™ก
    Diana xo

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  7. Beautiful poem and reminder, Val. That place of stillness is magical when it happens. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Yes so true! Resisting the swing is what causes all our problems ha!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’š

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  10. Profound reminder for these troubled times

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  11. Thanks for the clarity and direction in your lovely posts, Val.

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  12. Lovely insightful poem. The funny thing is, just the other day I was talking to my cousin about the pendulum swinging. Thanks for sharing such interesting things, Val!

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  13. Wonderful post Val, such an idea and thought sure makes it easy to put life into perspective ~ whether you’re on a high or struggling in a low. Beautiful thoughts and words.

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  14. Very good point! Whenever I am feeling a bit down, I just remind myself that the pendulum will swing in the other direction eventually, and things will get better. And you know what? They always do!

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  15. How truthfully inspiring!! Cheers, Charu โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

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  16. Still behind and will catch up soon. Loved this!

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  17. myboldspirit

    I learned about the pendulum concept in my recovery. I was so far to the extreme in many cases that it will take time and patience to come back to the middle way.

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