Finding Your Middle Ground is about finding balance in life and coming home to our selves. When we take time to pause and be mindful we open a door to our natural state of being – accepting, loving, peaceful, kind and happy. It is there for every one of us.
In this place we are able to let go of judgments and how things should be. We allow ourselves to open up to what is in this moment. We connect with our authentic being and life energy. We find contentment no matter what occurs in the highs and lows of life.
I believe that we can all contribute to world peace. It starts with being kind to ourselves and finding peace within ourselves. Helping others is a good place to start, but the real work is ours to do for ourselves. We must find that peaceful, nourishing and inspiring place I call our Middle Ground.
This poem by Chade-Meng Tan (Google’s Jolly Good Fellow and author of Search Inside Yourself) is my inspiration:
With deep inner peace
And great compassion, self compassion and fun
Aspire daily to save the world.
But do not strive to achieve it.
Just do whatever comes naturally.
Because when aspiration is strong
And compassion blossoms,
Whatever comes naturally,
Is also the right thing to do.
The wise compassionate being,
Save the world while having fun.
My name is Val Boyko and I live outside of Philadelphia, USA. I’m originally from Scotland and hold dual citizenship. You can take the girl out of Scotland but you can’t take Scotland out of the girl!
As a registered yoga teacher with 10 years of experience, I guide my students to become centered and accepting of themselves on their own yoga journey. I was also a professional coach for 15 years, and am grateful for helping clients navigate their careers and life transitions.
I take a coach approach to my yoga teaching, wanting to bring out the best of each individual in a safe and caring environment – helping them be present, be compassionate towards themselves and connect to their inner wisdom.
One morning I woke up with these words in my mind:
“Life is a series of highs and lows
Be grateful for the highs
Be graceful in the lows
And find contentment in your middle ground.”
Find Your Middle Ground is where I get to explore, reflect, share and have fun with very cool peeps like yourself. 😊
Thank you for checking in and being an inspiration on my own journey.