In DBT we focus much of our attention on balancing dialectically opposed views. Some common pairs we visit include acceptance and change, being and doing, and reasonable and emotional. Observing dialectics and accepting the validity in their polarities allows us to walk the middle path and manage extreme emotions and circumstances that come our way.
Dialectics appear in our natural world as well. The fall equinox marks the start of when daytime and nighttime start to balance out, thus sharing equal amounts of time over a 24-hour period. This act of balancing invites change. In some climates, leaves will start to fall from their trees since functionally they are no longer necessary to protect from the heat of the summer. In this time that nature changes and moves towards balance, we invite you to consider what balance means to you.
What changes are you undergoing currently? What do you need to either shed or cultivate in order to achieve a sense of balance?
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