Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Yin and Yang . . .




I've been thinking . . .

Life is a balancing act. Like tightrope walkers, we spend the greater part of our lives trying to get it right. Finding the right proportion between working and playing, laughing and crying, hoping and praying. Profit and loss are on our minds a lot too. When we are young we flit away way too much money (cute outfits are very hard to resist). Then we reach an age where retirement is just around the corner (or nearly so) and the rush is on to build some kind of a last minute nest-egg.

We try to keep the scales from tipping (literally), searching for the perfect ratio of exercise to carbs (the chocolate cake is winning in my case). As students of the universe, we strive to be both caring and empathetic. We attempt to ease the distress of others. We try to offer optimism and gladness. When these attitudes are characterized as "weakness" by some, we fight back.

Just when we think we have it all figured out, life changes again.

We need to remember that each of us is teetering on the high-wire. Every day is another balancing act and we're a banana peel away from disaster. . .

1 comment:

Cris said...

couldn't agree more.
How naive have I been to believe I would find balance... and be able to keep it in my life.
That's a never-ending struggle...
I'd be happy if I was somewhere near harmony. ...but there is always something else to achieve for things to get completed... or something to solve...or ...
Life is a continuing challenge!