A visual model of personal fulfillment
Visually think of the path to fulfillment
as a personal sphere, where fulfillment resides at the center of
The act of balancing ones life will
put them at the center of this sphere.
Action and Discipline toward being
balanced are what maintain you in this center.
Addiction is the antithesis to fulfillment.
It can be seen as an external sphere that pulls you towards its
own center, and will influence you to falter from your balanced
Addiction has uncountable spheres,
some of which seem insignificant and are deceivingly normal, but
those sphere's can be the hardest to identify and the most distracting.
If you find your self pulled or centered
into a distracting sphere, you can always ask for guidance from
others within their balanced spheres but remember; Only you can
make the change toward centering back into the path of fulfillment.
The longer you have been in the path
to fulfillment, the more likely you will be centered in it and the
different gravities of addiction will be weak against you.
The healthier your body, the more
rich the experience, the greater your sphere will grow.
One example of personal fulfillment
is being one with the moment and continually feeling the transcendent
beauty of all things without the distraction of addiction.
Examples: The gigantic painting inside
the dome of the Duomo in Florence Italy is a good visual representation
of this path through medieval Catholic eyes. The farther from the
center of the dome, the farther into hell one goes. A visual for
a group of balanced spheres is our solar system, (which owes its
continued existence to balance) where the sun represents the most
experienced sphere and each planet is a unique stepping-stone inward
to the more experienced, and most balanced, center. They each have
an individual path yet rely on each other for stability. If one
goes outside the solar system's sphere, they become lost and in
a void. This model is also seen with a single cell or atom where
the nucleus represents balanced fulfillment and the outer parts
are the spheroid path to it. It would seem the stable parts of our
universe would not exist without this fundamental balance. These
are all reasons why we should seek balance within the paths of our