Sometimes the holistic growth, which Congress 60 talks about, seems to get out of hand for me. If I am continuously trying to improve approximately every aspect of my life, how do I find time to relax, and just appreciate my new life?
Equilibrium is the key. Occasionally, I have become too wrapped up in my work, and sometimes this affects me destructively. What typically happens then is that my guide at Congress 60 and friends will advise me to go on a vacation with them, and trying this has taught me the significance of work/life harmony.
I believe that at this point each person has to find a path that works for him. Everyday in my life, I am still finding my own way; and the fact is I am pretty far from having perfected it.
My guide told me that if I’m “trying” hard on pushing myself for personal growth then I run the risk of becoming obsessed. He said that exploring the idea of equilibrium would help to diminish this risk by forcing me to observe the aspects of my life that could introduce a number of healthy stress reduction. This might be things like contemplation, discovering my spirituality, exercise, aiding others, and etc. which keep my life in perspective.
Now I understand that it is not all about victories and achievement, all the time. If I do not do the things that allow me to reflect and explore myself, then I would never enjoy the improvement I am making.
Congress 60 believes that equilibrium helps to introduce these sorts of actions that allow person to reflect and consequently enjoy his recovery. Furthermore, maintaining equilibrium assures that a person creates discipline in life.
First of all, balance calls for discipline just to maintain the mindfulness required for being able to think about a well-adjusted lifestyle.
In this regard one has to take a step back and review his life objectively and accurately, and tries to focus on the things he needs to work on. Moreover, one has to keep doing this on a regular continuous basis, so that he continues to realize and learn in his recovery; with no surprise such awareness requires a certain level of discipline.
Next, there are number of things in my path of personal growth which are not fun at all. Some of it will undoubtedly demand hard work. In Congress 60 point of view, that is fine, because to balance it all out, there will be plenty of fun things also.
Every successful recovered individual in Congress 60 understands that there was and will be some hard stuff, and some scary stuff, that they will be unenthusiastic to do in their recovery. One must confront the fear and build his own momentum through taking positive progressive actions, which forms discipline. My guide at Congress 60 says when I do the things that are difficult for me to do, and get constructive long-term results from it, then I am definitely on a track of genuine growth. The fact is if I push myself to follow through with this aim and begin accomplishing small victories in diverse areas of life, then I am constructing the discipline that is essential to experience long-term progress in recovery.
Written by : Traveler Keyhan