I am back from a wonderful time in Italy, and getting settled into the rhythm of life here. These words from Lao Tzu resonated with me.

hands on heart

Remain quiet.

Discover the harmony in your own being.

Embrace it.

If you can do this, you will gain everything,

and the world will become healthy again.

~ Lao Tsu



A world in balance, begins with finding it within ourselves.

Make time to pause and listen inwards.

Embrace the rhythmic harmony of each breath.

May you find your Middle Ground today.

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’›

42 comments on “A World in Balance

  1. That inner balance is a beautiful thing Val ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Good to have you back, Val. You must have had a wonderful time.

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  3. Adding this quotation to the reference index at the Foundation for Poetic Justice

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  4. How many pizzas did you eat then?

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  5. Beautiful wisdom, Val. So glad to hear you’re back. I hope you hang on to the vacation glow as well as the joy of being home. โค

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  6. Wonderful Val โ˜บ๏ธ love the water droplets โฃ๏ธ have a relaxing day…

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  7. Thank you for these moments of peace here, Val. I’m glad you enjoyed your Italy visit.

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  8. Wise words, dear Val.
    Welcome back from Italy.
    Inner peace means so much for our well being โค

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  9. Lovely post & welcome home Val.

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  10. Italy in September… bellisima!

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  11. I so celebrate it when I find it Val.

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  12. Welcome back Dear Val, and blessings for your blessings for all whom follow your beautiful essence. โค Kimberly

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  13. Wise words indeed. In the busyness of our modern world groaning with the weight of iphones, computers and modern technology, I think many of us forget the value of silence.

    Just sitting without artificial sound and the chatter of our busy minds, many of us can’t tolerate the ‘sound’ of silence, but if we truly zone out and rest in nature, we can expand our consciousness to an appreciation of its peace and calm.

    Personally, I couldn’t do without my morning breaks staring out the window listening to the wind in the treetops and the faint chatter of birds. Sometimes I seem to drift off, eyes wide open, mind at rest and then suddenly ‘awaken’ and see that 2-3 hours has passed by and I feel rejuvenated to start the rest of my day.

    I do think it takes some practice to develop this quiet mind and space though.

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  14. Welcome back, Val. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Welcome back! And I know what you mean about embracing the quiet. Yesterday I had a tooth extraction that turned out to be a little more complicated than anticipated. When I found myself getting to anxious, I just breathed very deeply and repeated some calming mantras (in my head, sure didn’t want to annoy the dentist!) And it worked!

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  16. Sometimes the shortest and sweetest of quotes/posts are the most profound. Great post and great reminder to take time to pause and listen inwards. Thank you!

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  17. Balance, simple and yet so complicated! The instructions are seemingly simple as in Confuciusโ€˜s โ€œTo go beyond is as wrong as to fall shortโ€œ, but implementing it is a different story…

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  18. So true, and it always works.


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