What is balance and how
does one achieve it?

It seems as though balance
(often discussed as an end result) means different things to different people
at different points in their lives.

There are those that
believe balance (some type of loosely defined harmony or optimization) results
when they mix various ingredients (opposites, competing needs, aspirations) in
equal parts (50% X + 50% Y).

Other people define
balance according to some static formula (25% X + 50% Y + 25% Z).

I find these methods
clumsy, limiting, and way too structured!

The proportions change.

The ingredients change.

The desired results

The whole process is

The only constant is you.

But not really – because
you’re changing too!