walks out on the high wire over empty space, sways above the
breathless crowd, defies the law of gravity. . . .
successful living of a life can be compared to walking across
a high wire.
indispensable quality needed is balance.
balanced self is the well-integrated self. A harmonious
combination of all the constructive elements of personality
makes the self whole.
balanced self practices moderation, avoids extremes, follows
the maxim "Not anything too much."
balanced self meets the challenges of life with
equanimity. It is neither exalted by success nor
dejected by failure. It meets despair with hope and
climbs the heights with humility.
balanced self maintains mental equilibrium. It has ideals
without illusions. It separates fact from fancy.
It keep a level head.
balanced self is mature. It considers everything from a
grown-up viewpoint balanced by a child's simplicity.
balanced self balances dreams with action. It uses the
power of inner thought to inspire outer achievement. And
it uses action to stimulate further dreams.
balanced self guards against quick emotional reactions.
It does not jump to impulsive conclusions. It delays
action until it has had time, calmly and fairly, to balance
all the factors involved.
balanced self is resilient; it is flexible to change.
Like a tree in the wind, it bends without breaking.
balanced self knows the error of constant effort. It
renews itself through prayer and relaxation, that it may apply
a higher impact of energy and creative power to the task at
balanced self lives a balanced life. It balances work
and play, love and worship.
balanced self maintains the I AM of the spirit at the center
of self, in full command of its destiny.