CHAPTER 5

Conscious Imbalance

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your [im]balance you must keep moving.

—Adapted from Albert Einstein

I decided to throw the word “balance” out of my life … Balance suggests this sort of stable, level [scale] where one side equals the other. In my philosophy … life is very dynamic and it’s always moving, so … things never stay the same. So, I call it managing the dynamics, as opposed to balance.

—WiSER Abby

Balance is defined as an even distribution of weight that enables someone—or something—to remain upright and steady. Have you ever tried to maintain perfect balance in your life? If so, how long did you manage to maintain it? What, or who, did you say “no” to in order to maintain ...

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