On balance

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein.

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  1. Balance: one of my favorite concepts! So longed for, and so elusive…at least it seems that way. I have periods of balance, and then something shifts and I have to work my way back to that lovely state. I know it when I’m in it, but sometimes falling out of it sneaks up on me!
    Love the photo! Thanks! ~ Sheila

    • There are definitely times I feel out of balance, like I’m on a bicycle with a wobbly tire. Of late, I battled being ill … and now that I’ve recovered, I’m balancing my work load. It’s like you said – something shifts and we have to also 🙂


  2. Wow, what a powerful thought! Great question, also. I’m afraid I don’t know the answer though. I need to think about this. Important question–and one I need to answer!

  3. Bunko. Today will take me to Bunko tonight. After tonight… who knows, but i look forward to the journey. 🙂

  4. This is a GREAT quote! I think I worry about finding balance, about being balanced with my ducks in their proverbial row….BEFORE I start moving!! This part of my nature is changing ~ thank goodness! And this quote is just a great one for my journal. Thanks!

    • I am glad you enjoyed it, Adrienne. I was feeling uninspired and remembered I had this saved away … and the picture sort of made it come together. Cheers! MJ

  5. I have enough trouble finding the trailhead, let alone following the trail. Every time I go down a path, I always seem to go down the wrong fork.
    But at least I’m moving…

  6. Balancing some heavy issues (terminally ill cousin, son’s financial struggles) with a Little Theatre show tonight with a girlfriend. THAT’S balance!

    • I’m sorry for things that are weighing heavy on your heart but am glad to hear you are getting out for a night of smiles sure to let you “escape” for a little while. Whee! MJ

  7. Awesome photo and the quote is so very true 🙂 I am headed to go write more this afternoon…possibly will go out for a walk with my camera 🙂

  8. What a beautiful picture — it looks magical. My path is not that magical today, however. It’s heading for Best Buy, which has had my computer for a week and is charging me enough that I should have just bought a new one. 😦 Tomorrow I hope I will be on the writing path, which has been hiding in the brush this week.

  9. Earlier today I was on the path to a busy weekend…now I am on the path to healing…threw my back out picking sugar snap peas!

  10. I love that – just what I needed to read at this moment.

  11. I think I’m on the same page as you. I’ve been slacking off on my gym visits and feeling the repercussions in mostly emotional ways. As tempting as it was to sleep that extra hour AGAIN this morning, I made myself go to the gym. I’ve been feeling the need to find some balance again.

    • I hear you Terri. Maybe it’s the mid-winter-blahs .. but I’m there. Feeling the need to just keep on going. The good thing is that I have several juicy projects @ work that are exciting and interesting and challenging … but that’s depleting most of my energy and I’m feeling kinda .. ugh. Good on you for hitting the gym!! Hugs, MJ

  12. I think I’ve got balance this week. Hooray. I found that balance was easier when I slowed down. Next week….who knows. It’s a journey, isn’t it?

    • Yes, it sure is (a journey) … some weeks are busier/more eventful than others. Sometimes I slow down enough to put my feet on the ground and rest a while .. other times the feet are off the pedals and I’m just a-flyin’! MJ

  13. I think if I move any faster I’ll leave the atmosphere – LOL. It is difficult to find balance, and sometimes it feels more like putting out fires. I love your picture. It looks so peaceful!

  14. cooper


    “My faith is whatever makes me feel good about being alive. If your religion doesn’t make you feel good to be alive, what the hell is the point of it?”
    ― Tom Robbins, Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

  15. Very powerful thought. My path is taking me on a new, scary and exciting path. Stay tuned!

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