Training Duality in Life and Balance Training
One of the basic aspects of energy currents that run through our lives in this world is duality.
The ability to manage dual currents running through our lives is part of balance training. Here are a few examples of how we come across the need for balance training on a daily basis?
- Do I eat that cake or order salad?
- Do I go to the gym or stay home and watch my favorite show?
- Do I continue with my job or start a business?
- Do I ask for help or hide my problem?
- Do I tell him that he hurt my feelings or do I keep it inside?
- Do I ignore my pains or find ways to resolve them?
- Do I give up or keep on trying?
The list is infinite. The building blocks are not.
We all have to find answers to these types of questions every day. Even chronically ignoring issues reflects an out of balance tendencies.
In a world, that for every low there is a high, there is no escaping the balance required between the two.
Selfishness and selflessness, outflow of energy and inflow of energy, noise and quiet, being in a group or living in solitude, contentment and need are all examples of duality.
Conscious and Deliberate Balance Training
The daily need to strive for balance and retain it does not mean we consciously train for it, or we become skilled in it. Daily need only means daily struggle, and daily struggle does not guarantee fulfillment. Conscious and deliberate actions are part of reaching fulfillment.
The misconception around balance conjures up images of standing on one foot in a high-wire act or passing a sobriety test by walking on a straight line. With that image in mind, it is easy to remove the need for balance training from our daily activities.
An expanded view of what balance is and the existence of duality of our experiences allows us to recognize how every aspect of change in our world depends on an understanding of the nature of duality and balance training.
The spiritual reference to the middle path and moderation are references to balance training.
Even in physical fitness, an expanded view of balance allows us to see how an introverted person has a challenge with explosive, aggressive motions. And an extroverted person has a difficulty with still motions that muscular contraction are so small and subtle that the body seems to be not moving.
To perform both explosive motions and still motions equally well require balancing the internal and external tensions. Continuous use of one method, as well as resistance against either method, reflects out of balance tensions.
It is easy to confuse internal preference and the struggle that shows up in resisting an idea or a training program. Resistance does not mean a choice. Choice is available only when you can choose between two options with equal ease. Inability to choose often reflects an imbalance.
One benefit of balance training is increasing your freedom of choice.