Excerpt About Balance

Balance is Different from Equanimity

I mean it in the sense of equality: One thing doesn’t have more weight than another. Everything has the same importance. And balance is different from equanimity. Equanimity means an inner state of being nonreactive to anyone or anything, being peaceful—not subject to disturbance. Equanimity doesn’t speak to a relationship between elements. Balance, on the other hand, means that there are various elements, and that there is an equilibrium or appropriate relationship between them. That balance then allows our development to move in an optimizing way. That’s why, when I notice that people don’t have balance in their life, it indicates that they’re having difficulty with the aspect of Brilliancy.

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