On Balance 5
Nothing happens to the wise man against his expectations. (Seneca)
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“I lost balance.“
“Why is that a problem?“
“I don’t want to lose balance.“
“There’s your problem right there.
Losing balance is inevitable. What you want is an impossibility.
Losing balance is outside your control. Something external happens which triggers an unconscious internal response – oft-times unpleasant. You can’t control the internal response. What you can control is how you respond to and how fast you recover from it.
Expect losing balance, my dear. Greet it as an old friend. Thus you ensure it never takes you by surprise.
Losing balance is a beautiful opportunity to practice recovery. Every time you lose balance is another rep(etition) of this vital art.
Losing balance is a beautiful opportunity to learn something about yourself. Every time you lose balance ask yourself:
What is the lesson?
Find the lesson, then express gratitude for the beautiful gift.
There’s always a gift.“