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On Balance 5

Nothing happens to the wise man against his expectations. (Seneca)

Fragments from imaginary dialogues

I lost balance.

Why is that a problem?

I don’t want to lose balance.

There’s your problem right there. 

Losing balance is inevitable. What you want is an impossibility.

Losing balance is outside your control. Something external happens which triggers an unconscious internal response – oft-times unpleasant. You can’t control the internal response. What you can control is how you respond to and how fast you recover from it.

Expect losing balance, my dear. Greet it as an old friend. Thus you ensure it never takes you by surprise.

Losing balance is a beautiful opportunity to practice recovery. Every time you lose balance is another rep(etition) of this vital art.

Losing balance is a beautiful opportunity to learn something about yourself. Every time you lose balance ask yourself:

What is the lesson?

Find the lesson, then express gratitude for the beautiful gift. 

There’s always a gift.

On Balance 4

Life is not a stable process. Our ability to recover is our greatest quality. (Moshe Feldenkrais)

Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“I lost balance.”

“Recovery after losing balance is one of the most important life skills.

You can’t practice recovery without losing balance.

Losing balance is a gift. 

Every time you lose balance is an opportunity to practice recovery. Always make the most of it.”

Carpe Diem 2

Live beautiful.

Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“I keep failing to live up to my blueprint of the masterpiece day.”

“Viewed as a percent, how close are you to your masterpiece day on average?”

“Around 90%.”

“Then your problem is one of perception, not execution. 

You’re focusing on what didn’t go well instead of what did.

You’re focusing on the outcome – with a tinge of perfectionism – instead of on the process.

The goal is not having a perfect day; the goal is responding beautifully. Making the day beautiful regardless of how it went.”

Your Heroes as Resource

Bring your heroes to mind when you feel tempted to do silly impulsive, distracting things. (Brian Johnson)

Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“This is such a powerful tool. But I keep forgetting to use it.“

“The more often you bring your Heroes to mind, the more present they will be in your mind, so the higher the chance of remembering to do it when in need.

Make it part of your daily priming. 
Have a list of the Heroes who most inspire you [80/20], and look at it often.

To make it easier to bring to mind, identify the top three:

Who are your top three Heroes?