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March 19, 2010

Perfectly Balanced

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 8:08 am

While drinking a cup of tea the other day, it became apparent to me that “Perfectly Balanced” is a temporary condition.

It got me to wondering how we spend so much time seeking something that’s temporary.

I wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard someone say they need balance in their life as though it was something that was stationary.

Even a rocket going to the moon is off course better than 90% of the time.

What would really be useful is not perfect balance – there’s too much tension in holding that position, but a course correction mechanism that brings us back towards balance.

There is certainly a wonderful feeling attached when all the planets are aligned, but seeking that euphoria on a permanent basis makes us no more than a junkie needing a fix or a sot seeking their sauce.

The correction mechanism is recognition.

Recognizing that you are out of balance is often the only step needed toward stasis.

Balance is a state that we pass through – not one where we set down roots and settle.

You can’t build on balance because it’s a shifting foundation. Think of balance as perfection – an ideal to shoot for, but be prepared for the low score from the Russian judge.

When you recognize you are off balance, you activate a built-in guidance system that brings you back towards the center. Chances are you aren’t going to stay there long, so enjoy the visit.

Also, enjoy the ride. If the only purpose of your trip is getting to a destination, then it will be a tension filled ride.

Noticing you are out of balance brings the goal back in sight. They key is to continue to notice. Gravitating back towards balance is a life-long job. The more often we recognize we’re off course, the more often we get closer to the gravitational pull of balance. When we are in the orbit of balance, life goes more smoothly.

No one has it all together. No one is in perfect balance. The person to emulate is the person who recognizes they’re off course and then course corrects.

You can become your own role model. All you have to do is recognize you’re off balance.

All the best,

John

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