As we focused on balance in our yoga classes on 2/26 and 2/27, this was the foundation of our relaxation and savasana ... words from the Dalai Lama and a different way to look at balancing ourselves:
Peaceful living is about trusting those on whom we depend and caring for those who depend on us.
It isn't one or the other. It's achieving a natural balance of not only caring for others, but allowing ourselves to be cared for as well. And, sometimes it's allowing ourselves to depend on others that is the most challenging part.
As in so many things, when we find that gentle balance, peace comes.