The Myth of Balance:
How the Quest to Live a Balanced Life Can Unbalance Us
(and What We Can Do about It)
(Although the video above refers to a video plus call-in version, this time our get-together will be LIVE.)
WHAT: A two-and-a-half hour live Fearless Living™ Workshop with Crescent Dragonwagon
WHEN: Sunday, September 23rd, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: Brightwater, A Center for the Study of Food, 801 SE 8th Street, Bentonville, Arkansas
“Balance.” What a great idea!
Who could argue with something that sounds so sensible, so worth striving for? Take care of your body, heart, mind, and spirit. Tend your relationships with friends and family and colleagues and give yourself self-knowledge and solitude. Be creative and practical and fiscally responsible. Work and play.
It sounds so good. So right. Who could argue?
Time, the one truly non-renewable resource, that’s who.
LOOK OUT! “BALANCE” CAN BE A DOG-WHISTLE FOR PERFECTIONISM
In a time-governed world, the elusive quest for balance is often a dangerous back-door into perfectionism. And when it is, we feel stressed. Inadequate. We compare ourselves with others who seem to have it more together than we do. If we were better people, wouldn’t we be more balanced, more able to fit it all in and do it all?
Once all of that comes roaring in, disguised as something positive (balance!), we are left feeling anything but balanced.
So is there a way to incorporate all the essential elements into our one small life, without this kind of “balance”?
SELF-LOVE AND FUNCTION EVEN WHEN LIFE IS CRAZY UNBALANCED
Twice a year, Crescent Dragonwagon leads an exuberant, freeing workshop that throws off the tyranny of “balance” as usually understood… paradoxically leading to far-greater balance, even, and especially when “s*** happens.” Find the equipoise you need to live in contentment, productivity, and yes, balance, even when things don’t go according to plan.
- Presentation, discussion, and practices
- What to do in the face of seeming unbalance
- Tips and tools for insight, self-awareness, and functionality — no matter what
Held around the fall and spring equinoxes — the only moments in the cycle of life on earth when even nature manages to balance light and dark perfectly, but only for just a few seconds — this life-changing, ever-popular workshop has been described by one participant as “a chiropractic adjustment for the soul.”
A Myth of Balance Workshop / live-and-in-person event, September 23rd, 2 pm to 4:30 pm at Brightwater in Bentonville, Arkansas.
A two and a half class with Crescent, including presentation, discussion, and practices