I watched this kestrel perched at the very top of a tree on a windy day last week. He continually adjusted his body to ride the wind. As I marveled at his incredible balance, I had a thought.
As humans, we strive to keep a balance in our lives…a balance between responsibility and freedom. But maybe balance isn’t what we think it is. Maybe it isn’t about time allocation.
Maybe living a balanced life is about maintaining a high level of awareness in each moment. Awareness of the impact our behaviors have on ourselves and others. Perhaps balance requires ongoing adjustment of our thoughts and actions so we can be our best selves no matter what the winds of change bring us.
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