Balancing Mind, Body and Spirit and the Number 3

“One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do
“Two can be as bad as one,
“It’s the loneliest number since the number one.”

  • One by Harry Nilsson (covered by Three Dog Night).

But what about the number three? one of my favorite numbers.

All around you are things in three, and in my opinion three’s company, not a crowd.

Father, mother, and child. Red, yellow, and blue. Maiden, mother, and crone. Head, heart, and gut. Sun, moon, and stars. Father, son, and holy ghost. 1, 2, and 3.

When you see three of the same animal together it’s usually a message, omen, and animal medicine from the universe like I saw today with three hummingbirds, an animal I have a special connection to.

It’s normal to see one and sometimes two hummingbirds together, but when there’s three it’s time to take notice as I did today thinking about this post.

I was thinking about mind, body and spirit.

For most of my life I’ve focused on my mind. Some of the time I’ve focused on my body, and most of the time I’ve been spiritual.

People often talk of balance, like between work and personal life… but what if balance isn’t really between one and another, but between multiple things? What if balance isn’t about equal distribution either?

I’ve neglected my body the last 10 years of my life, so it’s not a surprise that my weight has fluctuated up and down by 60-70 pounds during this time. I was out of balance.

I realized too that some of the plateaus in my mind and spiritual work is being caused by being out of alignment from neglecting my body. If I’m going to continue evolving my mind and spirit, I have to let my body catch up by giving that part of my life more attention.

Do you feel balanced in your life?

What areas are you neglecting that could use a little TLC?

Only focusing on one or two aspects of our life is a lonely place to be, but three is company and much more aligned and whole.

If you’d like more information about getting better balance in your life with mind, body and spirit just reply to this email and let me know 🙂

Here’s the last few podcast episodes, if you missed them the first time around:

Sustain Your Game with Alan Stein Jr.

Happiness is a Choice with Jane Emfinger

The Hero Inside of YOU with Deborah Johnson

Empathy for the Underdog with Jason Cutter

Creating a Better Version of Yourself at Work with Sasja Chomos