Balance. Equanimity. The tight rope. An equal pull between two things. The dictionary defines balance to be a physical equilibrium.
My definition? Presence, consistency, living the thing we all seem to strive for: the concept of being â€˜in the momentâ€. It is amazing to me that when you begin to think on a certain concept or idea, you start to see or hear about it everywhere. I have been contemplating this concept of balance for several weeks and have come to the conclusion that for me, balance is synonymous with enlightenment. They are the same thing.
And since living a balanced life style is incredibly challenging (like trying to balance on an oversized exercise ball in high heels), enlightenment doesnâ€™t look like what I imagined initially.
I mean, here I am, picturing myself completely â€œenlightened.â€
â€œOOMMMMMâ€ Like a Buddha on a mountain.
Yoga gear, hairy armpits, unshaven legs, and totally â€œenlightenedâ€.
Floating through life with no strife or struggle.
Yep! Thatâ€™s me!
It’s interesting because in my limited time of seeking self-understanding, the more I introspect, the crazier I feel. But I think that I had nirvana mixed up with apathy. The beauty is in the constant pull between the two.
To understand the structure of our left brain; embracing our astounding capacity to create an abstract while at the same time recognizing the beauty of the chaos within our interconnected-ness and the recognition the we can never know and understand anything!
This video I threw in with this blog is such an awesome depiction of this exact concept.
The equal pull between the right and left sides of our brain.
The structured and chaotic, visceral and intellectual, joy and struggle, war and peace, life and death.
Whoâ€™d a thought?