Traits We Admire: Balance

For thousands of years the Chinese have ordered their lives around the Yin and the Yang–the hard and the soft, the strong and the gentle, the powerful and the humble.  And, for good or bad, the Chinese culture has survived for thousands of years with many elements intact.

The idea of balance is a foreign one to many westerners.  We like to define ourselves, to press onward at the point of least resistance and “give it our all.”  And that’s great–that mindset has built the modern world.  But it also leads to high blood pressure, terrible eating habits, and significant strain on relationships.

So as summer begins to move into its last month, take advantage of the traditional habits of summer.  Perhaps you can’t take days off to go on vacation, but maybe you can slip away from the office for an afternoon to take in a ballgame; if Disneyworld isn’t in the cards, maybe a nice day with your significant other at Six Flags will yield some grand results.

The point is this: balance isn’t just a philosophical abstract; it is the foundation of mental health from which your dreams can launch.

The Gurus of Get It

Published in: on July 29, 2010 at 1:17 am  Leave a Comment  

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