Why you should fight to become a powerful balance warrior
But Alex what do you mean by a balance warrior? Good question and I will explain it. But first:
Hello my friends,
I hope you are all doing well? I am doing good. Everything is a bit strange after finishing university, partly because of Corona, but I am enjoying it. Choosing and finding a career is a challenging adventure. However, today I wanted to shortly write about balance because it seems to be way more difficult for me right now. I guess that`s partly because of my new situation and that I don´t have a clear given schedule anymore. Before I had to just put everything around my university but now I have to plan everything and that makes finding the balance way more difficult. I believe that´s the same for everybody, hence, we all have to find our unique way to find our balance. And in my mind, I became a bit of a balance warrior.
I imagine balance as the line of the Yin and Yang sign (random fact: officially it´s called the Taijitu) and we all try (or should try) to walk on this line. The line is very thin, and it´s not clear if we ever can walk even most of the time on it, but we can be more often close to it.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”Albert Einstein
Sometimes we drift off into one extreme and that´s not necessarily bad but we should notice it and then try to get back to the line. By doing this we often drift into the other extreme and then it´s again time to search the fine line.
It´s all about fighting the extremes and going back to the calm middle. That´s why I randomly came up with the term “balance warrior”. As a balance warrior you try your best to stay always in equilibrium. Although, I slowly start to believe that it´s impossible to always stay there. However, we can get closer and probably stay even more often and longer in balance.
The biggest example in the last time I personally see a lot is the balance between pushing myself to become better, learn more, and at the same time appreciating more what I have, enjoying it, and rewarding myself for the things (big and small) I accomplished.
So, I try to get back to writing regularly but at the same time not beating myself up for not writing and giving myself a pat on the back for learning each day new things while I work out regularly.
What do you think about “balance warriors”? Do you want to become one? What are you struggling with?
See you and all the best,
“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.”Lao Tzu