Balance is a term referring to various forms of equilibrium which can exist among competing influences. Balance, in metaphysical context denotes a desirable point or region amidst two or more opposing forces, qualities, or values, including concepts of moral balance. Tools known as Balances are forms of weighing scales which measure the relative weights of substances. In biomechanics, balance is an ability to maintain the line of gravity of a body within the base of support with minimal postural sway. A sense of balance (Equilibrioception) permits animals to stably move or remain still. In international relations Balancing is often done in respect to perceptions of a necessary or desirable Balance of power. In financial terms, a Balance is an amount of money retained or owed after all payments or withdrawals have been accounted for.
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- Sometimes you cannot believe what you see; you have to believe what you see.
- Mitch Albom, in “21 Keys to Work/Life Balance: Unlock Your Full Potential” p. 36.
- What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do
- Aristotle, quoted in “21 Keys to Work/Life Balance: Unlock Your Full Potential” p. 20.
- We will be able to depart this life with the quiet peace-giving notion, that we were permitted to contribute to the happiness of many who will live after us. In our long lives we endeavored to unfold the collective consciousness. In our lives we have known hell and heaven; the final balance, however, is that we helped pave the way to dynamic harmony in this earthly house. That, I believe, is the meaning of life.”
- Christianity got over the difficulty of combining furious opposites, by keeping them both, and keeping them both furious.
- To maintain the P/PC Balance, the balance between the golden egg (production) and the health and welfare of the goose (production capability) is often a difficult judgment call. But I suggest it is the very essence of effectiveness.
- Stephen R. Covey, in http://books.google.co.in/books?id=020TAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA67 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change] p. 67.
- Nothing happens unless something moves.
- Albert Einstein quoted in “21 Keys to Work/Life Balance: Unlock Your Full Potential” p. 41.
- There is no hour that has not its births of gladness and despair, no morning brightness that does not bring new sickness to desolation as well as new forces to genius and love. There are so many of us, and our lots are so different, what wonder that Nature's mood is often in harsh contrast with the great crisis of our lives?”
- The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
- Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.”
- Robert Fulghum, quoted by Jan Swanson, Alan Cooper in A Physician's Guide to Coping with Death and Dying p. 221.
- Human life is like that clay on the wheel. If there is too much of any one thing, life will be out of balance; it will fall.
- Robert Fulghum, in “A Physician's Guide to Coping with Death and Dying” p. 221.
- A balance life includes a healthy mix of work, exercise, eating, family and friends, leisure activities, spiritual practice, and sleep. To be healthy, health care providers need to find a balance among these parts of life.
- Robert Fulghum, in “A Physician's Guide to Coping with Death and Dying” p. 221.
- The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us,...The madness of this planet is largely a result of the human being's difficulty in coming to viruous balance with himself.
- The great Sufi poet and philosopher Rumi once advised his students to write down the three things they most wanted in life. If any item on the list clashes with any other item, Rumi warned, you are destined for unhappiness. Better to live a life of single-pointed focus, he taught. But what about the benefits of living harmoniously among extremes? What if you could somehow create an expansive enough life that you could synchronize seemingly incongruous opposites into a worldview that excludes nothing?”
- Elizabeth Gilbert, in “Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything” p. 30.
- He showed me a sketch he'd drawn once during meditation. It was an androgynous human figure, standing up, hands clasped in prayer. But this figure had four legs, and no head. Where the head should have been, there was only a wild foliage of ferns and flowers. There was a small, smiling face drawn over the heart.
- Elizabeth Gilbert, in “Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything." p. 28.
- To find the balance you want, [Ketut spoke through his translator] this is what you must become. You must keep your feet grounded so firmly on the earth that it's like you have four legs, instead of two. That way, you can stay in the world. But you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead. That way, you will know God.
- Elizabeth Gilbert, in “Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything” p. 28.
- The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.
- Gordon B. Hinckley, quoted by Michael Thomas Sunnarborg in 21 Keys to Work/Life Balance: Unlock Your Full Potential p. 51.
- There is no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves.
- Frank Herbert quoted in “21 Keys to Work/Life Balance: Unlock Your Full Potential” p. 10.
- The quality of health care continues to improve, and people are living longer, but these developments mean that we’re likely to eventually find ourselves in a situation in which we’re forced to make difficult choices about our parents, other loved ones, or even ourselves that ultimately boil down to calculations of worth and value.
- Sheena Iyengar in The Art of Choosing: The Decisions We Make Everyday - What They Say About Us ... p. 190.
- Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between listening to their inner voice and staying persistent in driving for success - because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that's disguised as failure.
- Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
- In judging of others a man laboreth in vain…How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves.
- Thomas à Kempis, in “Treasury Of Spiritual Wisdom A Collection Of 10,000 Powerful Quotations For” p. 281.
- Living means constantly growing closer to death. Satisfaction only temporarily relieves hunger. Find the balance, and plant your feet.
- There should be a balance in all our actions, to be either extreme or lukewarm is equally bad
- Hazrat Inayat Khan, quoted in “Treasury Of Spiritual Wisdom A Collection Of 10,000 Powerful Quotations For” p. 326.
- Life is a balanced system of learning and evolution. Whether pleasure or pain; every situation in your life serves a purpose. It is up to us to recognize what that purpose could be.”
- Perhaps there could be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain to balance it out on some unknown scale.
- You see, we cannot draw lines and compartments and refuse to budge beyond them. Sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping-stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair. He paused, considering what he had just said. 'Yes', he repeated. 'In the end, it's all a question of balance.”
- The Triforce...the sacred triangle...it is a balance that weighs the three forces: Power, Wisdom and Courage. If the heart of the one who holds the sacred triangle has all three forces in balance, that one will gain the True Force to govern all. But, if that one's heart is not in balance, the Triforce will separate into three parts: Power, Wisdom and Courage.
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time written by Shigeru Miyamoto Toru Osawa and Yoshiaki Koizumi
- Our environment, the world in which we live, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
- Earl Nightingale, quoted in “21 Keys to Work/Life Balance: Unlock Your Full Potential” p. 30.
- Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.
- If death did not exist, there would be an unbearable accumulation of memories. People come and go, the memories are wiped out therefore, there is sense of balance…
- Nisargadatta “Treasury Of Spiritual Wisdom A Collection Of 10,000 Powerful Quotations For” p. 77.
- He (the American Indian) believes profoundly in silence – the sign of a perfect equilibrium. Silence is the absolute poise or balance of the body, mind and spirit...
- Ohiyesa, quoted in “Treasury Of Spiritual Wisdom A Collection Of 10,000 Powerful Quotations For” p. 429.
- But for 30 years, Orthodox leaders have tipped the balance between hawks and doves, and have been in a position to determine who forms a coalition and who runs the country.
- Here's a nice image for a life in balance,” she said. “You're juggling these four balls that you've named work, family, friends, spirit. Now, work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it bounces back. The other balls they're made of glass.
- I've dropped a few of those glass balls in my day. Sometimes they chip, sometimes they shatter to pieces.”
- James Patterson in “Roses are Red (Alex Cross 6)” p. 164.
- Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.
- Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
- Your grief for what you have lost lifts a mirror
up to where You’re bravely working.
Expecting the worst, you look, and instead,
here’s is the joyful face youh’ve wanting to see.
Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed.
Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding,
the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings.
- Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
- George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 5 (1906), Ch. 8
- How one walks through the world, the endless small adjustments of balance, is affected by the shifting weights of beautiful things.”
- Elaine Scarry, quoted by Kristie S. Fleckenstein in Embodied Literacies: Imageword and a Poetics of Teaching p. 36.
- There are moments when i wish i could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but i have a feeling that if i did, the joy would be gone as well. So i take the memories as they come, accepting them all, letting them guide me whenever i can.”
- Balanced relationships are always based in freedom, not obligation.”
- Bringing passion to your life will help you maintain better balance and happiness in all that you do
- Michael Thomas Sunnarborg, in “A Physician's Guide to Coping with Death and Dying” p. 46.
- Writing and speaking about finding better balance and happiness in life is extremely fulfilling.
- Michael Thomas Sunnarborg in “21 Keys to Work/Life Balance: Unlock Your Full Potential” p. 3.
- To change your work/life balance, consider changing your environment.
- Michael Thomas Sunnarborg, in “21 Keys to Work/Life Balance: Unlock Your Full Potential” p. 30.
- Balance should not be confused with symmetry. Balance and symmetry are important in the foot, but they are not the same thing. Hoof balance is not static; it is three-dimensional and ever changing as the horse moves. It’s balance in motion.
- Heather Smith Thomas in Understanding Equine Hoof Care: Your Guide to Horse Health Care and Management p. 30.
- Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.
- Brian Tracy, quoted by Marilyn Tam in The Happiness Choice: The Five Decisions That Will Take You From Where You... p. 42.
- Bodies which contain a greater proportion of water than is necessary to balance the other elements, are speedily corrupted, and lose their virtues and properties.
- The trick...is to find the balance between the bright colors of humour and the serious issues of identity, self-loathing, and the possibility for intimacy and love when it seems no longer possible or, sadder yet, no longer necessary.”
- Wendy Wasserstein , quoted by Yong-Nam Park in "The Melting Pot where Nothing Melted": The Politics of Subjectivity in the ... p. 135.
- I don't personally try to balance my work because I operate under the assumption that anyone reading or watching my stuff isn't having a particularly balanced day anyway. But negative attitudes just amuse me more than positive ones.
- Accentuated plainness and accentuated vice ought to bring about harmony. Beauty lies in harmony, in style, whether it be the harmony of ugliness or beauty, vice or virtue.”