Category Archives: BALANCE

“A well-developed sense of humour is the pole that adds balance to your step as you walk the tightrope of life.” William A Ward

IZZY MALLACOOTA“Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.”

 Anaïs Nin

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Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life. Gregory Peck

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:


‘You are old, Father William,’ the young man said, 
And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head — 
Do you think, at your age, it is right?

“Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.” ― Gregory Peck

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now regret, like a man
walking the length of the bar on his hands
balancing a drink on his shoe

ON THE BEACH: A BICENTENNIAL POEM

Michael Forbes

http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poem/item/12304

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Balancing Object on Nose, longest duration, 31 minutes 0.01 seconds, Phuket, Thailand, February 2014

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May you find the balance of life, time for work but also time for play. Too much of one thing ends up creating stress that no one needs in their life.” Catherine Pulsifer

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To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded.”

― Bessie Anderson Stanley, More Heart Throbs

Double – minded men cannot handle affairs.

http://mmdelrosario.hubpages.com/hub/sayings-and-proverbs-from-tibet

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“You see, we cannot draw lines and compartments and refuse to budge beyond them. Sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping-stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair.’ He paused, considering what he had just said. ‘Yes’, he repeated. ‘In the end, it’s all a question of balance.” 

― Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

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“Given enough time, you could convince yourself that loneliness was something better, that it was solitude, the ideal condition for reflection, even a kind of freedom.

Once you were thus convinced, you were foolish to open the door and let anyone in, not all the way in. You risked the hard-won equilibrium, that tranquility that you called peace

― Dean Koontz, The Good Guy

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

Fran Lebowitz

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Prayer Blessing Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery, teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my Sacred Space and love beyond my fear, and thus Walk in Balance with the passing of each glorious Sun. ~ Lakota Prayer

Retire to the centre of your being, which is calmness.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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“Balance. It was all about balance. That had been one of the first things that she had learned: the centre of the seesaw has neither up nor down, but upness and downness flow through it while it remains unmoved. You had to be the centre of the seesaw so the pain flowed through you, not into you. It was very hard. But she could do it!”

― Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

This was their third bar since Piccadilly and they were both agreed that the two of them were very drunk but had the capacity to get a good deal drunker yet.” ―

Kate Atkinson, Life After Life

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I’m on whiskey diet… I’ve lost three days already!

http://www.coolnsmart.com/alcohol_sayings/

Somehow, we’ll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.”

― Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages

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A balance. Between delight and duty. Between immediate gratification and long-term goal. Between rule and surprise. Between prayer and action, love and work. A grown up balance in living.

 

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

To destroy abuses is not enough; Habits must also be changed. The windmill has gone, but the wind is still there.”

~old man G— to Monseigneur Bienvenu Myriel” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

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There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it’s time to do something different?
It’s a balance – a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won’t work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills –
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won’t work.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

http://www.motivational-quotes-sayings.com/quotes/windmills/

“Repentance won’t cure mischief.”

Gaelic.

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He raised his brows. “You’re drunk.” “Am not!” He gave me a bland look. “A drunk’s famous last words before they fall flat on their face.”

― J. Lynn, Wait for You

The morning is wiser than the evening.

http://www.wow4u.com/proverbs/index.html

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“The basic problem with the world today is the unbalance between the male and female aspects, the unbalance between our inner and outer world, the unbalance between knowledge and wisdom, the unbalance between intellect and intuition and the unbalance between activity and rest.”

― Swami Dhyan Giten, The Silent Whisperings of the Heart – An Introduction to Giten’s Approach to Life

 

To be calm is the highest achievement of the self.

http://www.totemdog.com/zen/

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Develop the mind of equilibrium.
You will always be getting praise and blame,
but do not let either affect the poise of the mind:
follow the calmness, the absence of pride.
Sutta Nipata

http://www.rudyh.org/buddhist-quotes-buddhism-quotations.htm

“We are not here to fit in, be well balanced, or provide exempla for others. We are here to be eccentric, different, perhaps strange, perhaps merely to add our small piece, our little clunky, chunky selves, to the great mosaic of being. As the gods intended, we are here to become more and more ourselves.”

James Hollis, What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life

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“If he saw two truths that seemed to contradict each other, he would take the two truths and the contradiction along with them. His spiritual sight is stereoscopic, like his physical sight: he sees two different pictures at once and yet sees all the better for that. Thus he has always believed that there was such a thing as fate, but such a thing as free will also. Thus he believed that children were indeed the kingdom of heaven, but nevertheless ought to be obedient to the kingdom of earth. He admired youth because it was young and age because it was not. It is exactly this balance of apparent contradictions that has been the whole buoyancy of the healthy man.”
― G.K. Chesterton

“This is what the things can teach us: to fall, patiently to trust our heaviness. Even a bird has to do that before he can fly.” Rainer Maria Rilke

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“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”

 Essential Rumi

Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory. Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

http://www.lexiyoga.com/yoga-quotes

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Two Years On

I want to write a poem about gardening,watering the veggie patch & how it reduces things down to a manageablesize. To write a poem about putting onanother load of washing, takingthe rubbish out, catching the bus home.I want to cut a word here & there:trimming flowers before arrangingthem in a vase. To write a poemabout yoga: feeling vulnerable, inflexible,briefly graceful. A poem that tells youto be gentle, that there is time.

© Elizabeth Allen

http://overland.org.au/previous-issues/issue-204/poem-elizabeth-allen/

" Faithful friends are beyond price: No amount can balance their worth – Bible ( Old Testament ) Sirach 6:15

http://www.friendship.com.au/quotes/quobib.html

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Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.

Barbara De Angeli

http://www.quotelucy.com/subjects/women-quotes.html

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Ohiyesa, Wahpeton Santee Sioux The Wise Man believes profoundly in silence – the sign of a perfect equilibrium. Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and spirit.

http://www.stevenredhead.com/Native/

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A madman’s word, and a good man’s word, are thought to be of equal value, because mad men are supposed by the common folk to be very good. Though they sin, the people say they do not sin for they know not sin, but are like the beasts of the field.

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First, you are unfortunate ; secondly, you are proud. Pride without reason.

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Arrogance and rudeness are training wheels on the bicycle of life — for weak people who cannot keep their balance without them.
Laura Teresa Marquez

http://www.inspirationalsayingss.com/arrogance/index.html

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