Summer is in full swing and with sunny days calling to us, as well as vacations, picnics, outdoor activities and social events — many of us are finding it hard to stay focused on achieving our goals. So this month, the tip is about balance. Finding time for the fun, while also keeping our eye on the bigger picture of getting our goals accomplished. It's a constant struggle.
Just remember balance is not a final state of achievement — it's a state of controlled tension. Liken it to a tightrope walker — he is not simply strolling across that rope, he's focused and with disciplined practice has been able to develop a heightened state of muscular control to create an ability to seemingly walk across the big top with the greatest of ease. The idea of balance being a constant state is a myth. It's a point of being — like the pendulum on a clock — it's not stopped, it's moving back and forth — sometimes with big arcs and sometimes with small arcs. But never still. So balance is not stillness, it's a state of making informed decisions to create an emotional sense of being.