Just a thought…
The meaning of balance maybe different for different people but, it is something that each individual or organization strives for. Any imbalance can be destructive, either in the short term or long term. The balancing act demands a lot and its success depends on a gamut of factors like philosophy, knowledge, commitment, action and many more. It is a common belief that if one is trying to live a fuller and happier life, striving for balance rather than advancement in one particular area, could be the key. Mindfulness in all walks of life has been acknowledged as the most common factor in accomplishing balance- personal, professional or spiritual. A perfect balance may be utopia so would complete achievement of balance.
Just to understand how the world looks at BALANCE, here is an interesting collection of quotes
“One should train in three deeds of merit-generosity, a balanced life, developing a loving mind. These yield a long lasting happiness.” Gautam Buddha, ascetic and spiritual leader.
“Balance is the perfect state of still water. Let that be our model.” –Confucius, Chinese philosopher
“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” –Rumi, 13thcentury Persian poet
“Life is about balance. Be kind, but don’t let people abuse you. Trust, but don’t be deceived. Be content, but never stop improving yourself.”—Zig Ziglar, American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.
“Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other.”-Stephen Covey, renowned American educator, author, businessman, and speaker.
“Our lives are a mixture of different roles. Most of us are doing the best we can to find whatever the right balance is … For me, that balance is family, work, and service.” Hillary Rodham Clinton, politician and diplomat
“There is no such thing as work- life balance. The balance has to be within you”- Sadhguru, founder and head of the Isha Foundation
“Balance is learning to prioritize your focus on areas of your life that increase your joy and sense of well-being.” – Carl Sheperis, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University-San Antonio The most intriguing quote though seems to be the one given below
“The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you've lost it.”– Anonymous
Dr. Medha Saykhedkar