For all things that we yearn for in life, whether it is money, power, or longevity, there is one thing that sought as the key step for all those vices and even more. To all the people that want to make the perfect throw and get that perfect grade, the person that wants to have confidence in their abilities, or maybe the one that wants to input Shakespearian puns into their daily life. Balance; is the elixir of the successful and the stepping-stone to the world.
When I ponder about the origins of balance, I think of the times of the ancient Greeks. Their balance or arête was the quintessential example of the perfect human form. It includes the person that can study the disciplines of mathematics and science, and compete successfully in the javelin throw and the marathon at the heat of the moment. These ordinary people had a supernatural immunity to their figure, and their alignment perfectly with the ground and architecture of the ideal being. The triangle represents the perfect balance of all the shapes. Its weight distributes through two sides making it the ideal mark of strength. In the human body, the shape of triangles through the legs and arms gave the person perfect balance and vigor.
A person does not have to be a Leonardo DaVinci or a Galileo Galilei to reach perfect balance. That part of the continuum is in the hands of the individual to alter. In leveling the scale, a person can excel avidly in one discipline as well as in others of similarity and difference. The two sides of the scale may hold different aspects, but their weight should be the same in order to have a complete synthesis of the positive effects of the two. That person that can take advantage of the scale can open doors to many things that did not exist before he or she tried. Leveling the scale brings newfound confidence to people that did not know themselves initially, and shows others their potential ascendancy. It could be said the scale is the person, but the scale fully represents the mind frame of all of us as individuals, and what we do with the scale is of our blessing, but what we do not do with the scale is our fault as well. The scale should be our friend not our enemy. It should not be the leap of death into the underworld, but the Garden of Eden to our dreams. The scale is one essential tool to the well-being of us as people, and builds our optimal temperament and the tolerance to another person’s attributes.
I believe in the balance of everyday life. There is an open possibility to what anyone can accomplish in a day, and if we match the challenges of life with level headed decency, there is a chance that we can advent ourselves closer to our potential and influence others to do so as well. I believe that the congruent sides of the scale are the epitome of what makes us who we are and what we become in the future. Throughout the stages of life, there will always be that scale swaying back and forth until the perfect harmony is reached though the person harnessing it.
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