We all need realize that in our lives we need balance just like all finely made precision instruments.
We learn to maintain our balance by avoiding excesses in any part of our existence.

We attempt to include in ourselves the right amounts of those of life’s balancing ingredients.
We include in our balance; spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, and environmental weights.

We also realize that this balancing requirement that we embrace is somewhat unsteady at times.
We think somehow that the balance should be tight, precise and never wavering, firm footed and solid.

We find it is more like a small flat river raft, sometimes smoothly gliding, at other times hanging-on.

We often find that the balance most needed in our lives is the others, who like ourselves, need the balance of us in theirs.

Richard G. Shuster, RandomlyRamblingRick, Balance, Nevada Veterans Writing Project


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