Balance facilitates continuity. A steady flow of equilibrium must be maintained in order to maintain a steady cycle of harmony in the universe.
Tip the scale too far in one direction and the harmony is broken.
I believe it is for this reason that the general truth often lies somewhere in the middle.
In order to achieve and maintain this delicate balance, a clear vision of yourself and your behaviours must be established. I know that I have to keep taking a look at myself in order to identify these types of problems before they fester too greatly. The sooner I can catch them, the less difficulty there will be involved in restoring the balance to its true nature.
Failure to properly identify and cure any imbalance in its early stages can result in an even more severe imbalance as the stages progress.
Readily staying on guard for such a thing can be a difficult task. I believe that we sometimes kid ourselves into believing that we are living a balanced lifestyle when in reality we are not. This is not balance but instead is a form of psychological homeostasis which can easily fall under the guise of a balanced lifestyle. Sometimes, you just have to be honest with yourself and pay attention to that inner voice that is screaming at you to set things straight. It is said that the mind and body tend to resist change, so it is very easy to fall into a cycle of habits that are not constructive but actually detrimental, just to continue this steady flow of routine behaviour. So, the goal is to substitute these negative habits for positive ones and in the process not create a system shock that will resist the new behaviour entirely.
Yet, even though it is said that the change must be introduced gradually, I intend to challenge this theory with my own way of thinking. I believe that those resistant to change are the people that have not yet fully adapted to change as a way of life. The more flexible mind will be less resistant, and therefore better able to matriculate.
This is where versatility comes into play. It's very important to have the ability to roll with the punches. Quick adjustments will often be necessary which will most likely occur at the spur of the moment. Being flexible can make all of the difference in the world in these types of situations. So, it is very important to master the ability to bend but not break.
I’m sure that it may vary based on the individual, but I find the structure of my balance to be a basic trifecta:
Unfortunately, some friendships will have to be lost in the process due to this necessity. Handling peers can be a very significant factor in the struggle for balance. Lately, I find that I have been spreading myself a little too thin. Although I do my best, you just can’t please everybody all the time no matter how hard you try. At some point, the time will come when certain sacrifices will have to be made and if you don’t make the proper cuts then you may end up sacrificing a little too much or yourself. Perhaps, one day I will be able to re-establish these connections when I achieve the state of equilibrium that is sturdy enough to bear the brunt of human error without collapse. Until then, I will need to maintain complete focus as I fine-tune each of these levels to precision.
Finally, the ultimate challenge is finding the proper way to deal with and manage stress. One thing that I seem to have difficulty with, but must learn how to do is relax when necessary. It’s hard when there so much change involved in my life already. Most of the time, I have no clue what is going to happen next, and that in itself creates a steady flow of uneasiness, but I have to somehow find a way. I have been told many times, and I will myself admit to, that I can often be my very own worst enemy. Sometimes, I push myself so hard that I forget to just..
Balance is the key to harmony.