Balance. It was all about balance. That had been one of the first things that she had learned: the centre of the seesaw has neither up nor down, but upness and downness flow through it while it remains unmoved. You had to be the centre of the seesaw so the pain flowed through you, not into you. It was very hard. But she could do it!
~ Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight
There is something perfect to be found in the imperfect: the law keeps balance through the juxtaposition of beauty, which gains perfection through nurtured imperfection.
~ Dejan Stojanovic
I’m on a short break, sort of. There is a lot going on right now, and I’ll soon be heading off for another mini adventure. I’ll post when I can, but in the meantime, I’ve set up some posts to fill in for me using the Capture Your 365 prompts. Today’s is Balancing, and boy, am I working hard at that right now. Osho said there is no true balance in life, no way to live in the middle, and that to live in the middle is to die. He compared it to tightrope walking, and how the tightrope walker has to weave back and forth, only briefly finding himself in the middle. It’s like the gap between breaths where all is still and quiet. Every now and then, I rest in those gaps. In between, I weave back and forth, maintaining my balance.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. And have a wonder-filled weekend! 🙂