Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony. Thomas Merton
I’ve never been totally clear about the physics or the metaphysics of this, but I understand the feeling of being off-center, unbalanced and ungrounded. I can’t even claim to understand exactly how to change back when I get to this fly-away space. I only know that it is uncomfortable for me.
I was watching a taping of Oprah with Tony Robbins (from which I got several ideas). Sherry Salata was saying that she realized that she wanted her life to be a teetertotter and so she was going to trying to “balance” her life. Hmm.
Then, in a Deepak Chopra meditation, David Ji described balance as that of paying equal attention to the body, mind and spirit.
Both resonate with me. They are each “keeper” concepts.
I love the ups and downs and highs and lows of my life. The distress comes only if the lows were to stay too long. But then, without the lows, I wouldn’t realize how wonderful it is to be higher than a kite (emotionally) or filled with peace and contentment.
And I will gently remind myself that it is possible to cogitate in motion. I am capable of deep thought when I am walking or vacuuming. Meditiation is natural when chopping celery or folding cloths.
There’s a certain balance to all of that.