The Myth of Balance – Am I Off-Balanced?

My Tree Pose

My life is off-balanced – or is it?

At the turn of the millennium (I can’t believe I get to say this but it’s true) the word to women was “balance”. What the hell did that mean? What does it mean now? I was looking for quotes and on the Essential LIfe Skills Site I noticed most of the quotes were by men. I mean, really  – Art Garfunkel?

Well, the concept is back. There are so many postings on the internet. For example. I just had a shower. So now, my PH is balanced! And in the shower I discovered I need to balance on my right leg so I don’t fall down or put out my left hip. I know I lean a bit to the right side but this does not reflect my politics.

My Pose of the Citrus

I know I’m trying to balance my diet – veggies, proteins, carbs, fats etc….. I use the Canada’s Food Guide so I should be balanced there. (Oops, I shoulded on myself.) I’m also a little off-balanced with the exercise to food balance. How about Yogic balance? “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Ghandi. OK, Mahatma , now how do I do that?

Is it the work/life balance? I’m not working right now so maybe that’s it? Maybe it’s TV/computer or vitamins/meds or estrogen/serotonin? Is being off-balanced unbalanced? And is being unbalanced being crazy? Unbalanced is definitely a force in physics – my worst science subject. I loved the concepts and experiments but the math killed me – unbalanced forces, for sure! In physics they use such terms as friction (love it), lift (my bra – good balance), thrust ( OMG), weight (got it and lots of it), drag (me or Norm?), push and pull (people do that to me all the time). Does this mean I’m breaking Newton’s Law? I like the idea of breaking the law.

Pose of the Rock

Getting My Rocks Off

Ok, I’m unbalanced but not off-balance. I will work on the physical (see I worked physics in there again)and mental forces affecting me. And I will look toward the Native Medicine Wheel to help me bring me into balance. After all a wheel cannot roll straight if it unbalanced.

Thanks for listening and sorry for two posts in one day. 😀 Diane

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on April 9, 2012.

4 Responses to “The Myth of Balance – Am I Off-Balanced?”

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  2. I just re-read this and you mentioned having to stand a bit more on one leg than the other to be straight – it made me think of Wii Fit balance board. I’m off centre and very unbalanced apparently, put too much weight on my right side. Is there a link to being right handed? Mmm…
    At least I’m evenly balanced that I’m unbalanced mentally and physically 🙂

    • Yes, I am having an issue with one of my artificial hips. The socket of my left one has become unseated and must be re-installed. It seems I have a screw loose and the socket is shifting so every once in a while my left leg goes out of the socket and I can’t put any weight on that leg. So to keep it from going out and terrified of going down in the shower I remain Unbalanced. Sigh! I hated the WII Fit board. It seemed too small for me and I passed it on to much smaller people that I. I’m really enjoying your blog! Thanks for the support – physically and mentally.! PS: I am right handed but right brained – maybe this is why I’m also unbalanced???

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