September 21 2020
Finding balance in our lives is important. It is when we are off balance that wholeness is harder to achieve. Native American and Canada’s First Nations people use a concept that represents this well, the Medicine Wheel. The Medicine Wheel is a circle representing wholeness and consisting of four equal parts. There are different interpretations of these parts, such as the four directions of east, south, west and north, the four seasons of spring, summer, fall and winter and the four parts of individuals - spiritual, emotional, physical and cognitive or mental. The emphasis of the wheel is to find balance with all four parts.
When a loved one dies, we’re thrown off balance. We experience it in all parts of ourselves. We long for equilibrium and aren’t sure how to find it. I invite you to read how some wise people have looked for balance in this article that first appeared in the Centre County Gazette August 8 – September 2, 2020.