The Art Of Balance

An article written by: Lee Sonogan


“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

Balance is defined as a state where things are of equal weight or force. In life, balance is broad between the physically and mentally, spiritually and realisticness, and many more sub genres of the topics. As the above quote says, you must keep moving to keep a healthy balance in your life and all other areas to be successful. Having tension will not create harmony to equal out your life’s overall balance or give you long-term health. Being unbalanced can leave you being toxic and have odd behaviours.

Mass needs balance to stand up right. Your center of gravity allows you to have a stable  balance while walking. Many parts of your body have something to do with balance.  Your inner ears, muscles, joints, skin and much more. Balance can get worse when you age and is also connected to migraines/headaches. Body awareness and other types of mental training can have you prepared for anything your environment throws at you.

Mediation and relaxation can make you reflect on your own life. You know the issues in your life. You can not have excuses in life when there is so many options out there you can try. If you are struggling through variety of issues, you just need to dig into your inner strength. Just having the right information about your self, you can plan and make decisions to be better. For examples, I had sleeping problems for a while. Then after research I found a way that works for me. Tricking my mind I can visually distract my self by entering a meditative state. Trying to pry open my third eye allows me to relax my mind enough to fall into REM sleep.

Perfection will always be chased. Balancing out the issues will get you closer and eliminate the negatives. Narrowing down all elements is a difficult task. Self-improve is done by taking one step at a time. Your environment will challenge your balance. Do some research and prepare to reach tour goals. Yoga, Tai Chi or a Balance class could help you either/and physically and mentally. A book I read before told me that perfect balance is between self and ego.

The ego is described as a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance. The purest definition for ego is who you are as a unique and distinct personality apart from universal consciousness. Our ego is really a tool. It is our major identity in the physical. A strong ego is characterized in the person who is not overwhelmed by his or her drives, but instead can direct them into useful channels. On the other hand, weakness of ego is characterized by such traits as impulsive or immediate behaviour, a sense of inferiority or an inferiority complex, a fragile sense of identity, unstable emotionally, and excessive vulnerability.

If our ego thrives off of anger in order to protect itself from harm then no anger management program will change us. Our egos are allowing us to do just enough to make us think that we are really doing something when in fact, we are not doing anything. We allow our ego to talk us out of sticking with it because our ego knows that if we achieve a goal, it will lose power and its ability to remain in force in our lives. Ego feeds on stress.

Mental health solutions are provided by methods of balance. Psychology uses Cognitive behavioral therapy to understand and improve some of these health issues. It gets you to establish your issues and find new patterns to make different decisions. Many of us wonder why we do not do the very things that will cause us to break free of patterns and behaviors that limit us and give us results that we don’t desire. It is because the ego is good at being sabotaged and has its own agenda. It is against you getting your perfect balance.

Overall everyone’s individual journey will be different in life. Many religions and philosophers say that personal balance is the way to enlightenment. In a complex and brutal world it is hard to reach such a balanced mental state. It is worth searching for and trying new things to achieve. Under pressure, we think the best. If all personal requirements are satisfied, then with a little more work, being an all-rounder human will get you your symmetry in life. Also your personal journey to balance will leave you as a more empathy person capable of greater understanding.

“In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.” – Paul Smith

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