The Fallacy of Balance

By Javier Munoz
Posted on: May 3, 2010
2 comments so far (is that a lot?)

The Fallacy of a Balanced Life We all want balance. Don’t we? The word balance is frequently related to things that are good for us. We should have a balanced diet, we should balance our professional and family life, and our government should balance the budget. But, does the meaning of the word balance include your constant sense of transition?

In many occasions I have considered myself in transition. This transition felt like I was always working towards a more desirable lifestyle, leaving me with a sense of lack. It always seemed that this transition should be temporary once the objectives were met. Suddendly, I realized that my life was about constant change, and it was only at that moment that I understood that real lack would come my way if I were to stop my constant transition…

Let’s investigate what other words could come to mind when thinking of balance:

  • Control
  • Security
  • Stability
  • Harmony
  • Health
  • Equilibrium
  • Stillness

Arguably, all these are things we desire in our life. But, you must ask whether your concept of balance and its related meanings also include the inexorability of change as part of the equation of balance. You may have associated the word balance, stability, or equilibrium with a lack of movement or change. If your life is already perfect, why would you want to change anything? Right? However, the realization of your life’s perfection may require that you shift from focusing on an elusive perfect static state of being to focusing on a state of being in harmony with your life’s natural flow. Constant flow is a feature of nature in all that lives and dies. Static perfection does not exist in any material or spiritual dimension. Therein lies the fallacy of a sense of balance that does not celebrate change. We are all energy that is in constant flux.

Embracing a concept of dynamic balance in full awareness of our collective co-creative potential will help you prepare and welcome change in all circumstances. As a matter of fact, it will make you an active player in making the changes humanity needs to make as a whole instead of only enabling you to react to what happens around you. The best way to cope with change is to be its driver. Paradoxically, a true sense of security comes from your ability to lead change from within instead of being passively subject to seemingly external events. Dare to discover, to explore, to step outside of your comfort zone, to lose your balance… Dare to play.

2 Responses to “The Fallacy of Balance”

  1. Joe Wilkinson Says:

    What you’ve expanded upon here is a brilliant insight. It makes me think of a comment a friend of mine often makes, “Moderation in all things, INCLUDING moderation.”
    Sidebar: You state, boldly (please excuse the pun); “Static perfection does not exist in any material or spiritual dimension.” An Inquiry (or 2, or 3), “Does perfection exist as the CHANGING{ness} in/of a material or spiritual dimension? Can perfection be found in the unmanifest? Does Allowing WHAT IS To Be Perfect, Let It Be so?”

    and, on a technical note: I really like the opt in link built right into the blog (your engineering expansions continue to improve The Game).

  2. Javier Munoz Says:

    Hi Joe,

    Profound questions as always. From my point of view, there is perfection in ALL. But, the nature of ALL is not a static objective we work hard to reach. Instead ALL is a constant dynamic dance between the manifested and the unmanifested that wovens an ever expanding and meaningful web of life. ALL as a coherence building process is inherently PERFECT. In this context, something is coherent when it reaches the greatest meaning with the minimum energy – as in all natural systems. The reason why this ever expanding coherence building process exists has yet to be explained – it would require explaining GOD. The reason two light photons search for each other to “socialize” and join together to form a brighter beam of light is equally unknown, but it is the underlying driver for the dynamics of this dance that fills the expanding Universe. When looking at ALL closely, the manifested and the unmanifested are not distinct. The distinction between both is probably evidenced only through our self-imposed limitations. I hope this can help respond your inquiry… 🙂

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