I spend a lot of time in the branches of trees. I don’t necessarily like hanging out in trees, it’s mostly a biological thing. I also spend a lot of time balancing on power lines. Without attention to my balance, I can easily turn hanging out into squirrel pie.
From way up here, you get the entire picture. I see things that no one else can see. I can see a lot of things you don’t think anyone sees you doing. I see decisions made, both good and not so good… I see progress and retreat, beginnings and conclusions. Through it all, I have to maintain my balance.
I see the big picture, but the details… those pesky little things… not so clear… more on that in another post.
There are a million self-help thingies out there that say balance is the key. Without balance, all is chaos. I say the easiest way to find your balance is to put something important at stake. If there is a chance you could lose that something you’d be amazed how fast that elusive balance will show itself.
Balance is a good foundation… in my case, it’s my tail. For the longest time I hated my tail. It followed me wherever I went. The only time it was really useful was when I couldn’t find a napkin. I never realized how important that thing was to my balance… until one day when I almost became squirrel pie. I learned pretty quick…and I’m still learning.
Find balance… or become squirrel pie. It’s that simple.