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Balance




Balance. It seems to be a buzzword, flippantly thrown around as some perfect ideal to be

achieved. The only problem is that nobody ever explained to me how to achieve it or what it

meant.


I used to believe that balance was ensuring every aspect of my life was symmetrical and

manageable. I pictured the scales of justice-perfectly aligned. I was forever trying to get my

ducks all lined up. If I could achieve that- life would be perfect and I would know I was doing

it right.


Perhaps realistic if life were static, but it isn’t. Life is constantly in flux– always changing.

Today my perspective has changed and I envision balance as standing in my boat in the

middle of the ocean.


Sometimes the water is calm and I can stand with minimal effort. Most of the time the waves

ebb and flow in continuous motion that allows me to adjust to the rhythm and I adapt

accordingly. Other times a storm comes and I need to cling on for dear life just to keep

afloat.


In order to navigate the ocean successfully, I need to constantly adapt and adjust my

balance accordingly. Life isn’t always calm, and it isn’t always stormy either. Balance doesn’t

mean to be perfectly still and aligned, it is about navigating yourself accordingly in any given

situation.


At times, life is effortless. There are also times when it appears the storm is never going to

end. Sure, you can wait for the storm to die down, but how much control do you have over

that?


I believe that balance isn’t achieved, it’s created! Take everything in stride, adjust

accordingly. It won’t ever be perfect, but find satisfaction in the journey you are on to get

there.


If you are having trouble creating balance in your life–let’s connect!




Steve Braun

Call or Text: 778.932.1978



About the Author: Steve currently resides in the sunny Okanagan in British Columbia Canada where he spends his free time camping at remote lakes chasing monster rainbow trout with a flyrod.





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