Everything goes on, or happens, in circles. This is a pristine idiom — ageless and contemporary for all time to come. It’s no less a symbol of universal wholeness, a sum of all the parts and also a part of the whole. Whole is holistic; it relates to the sacred and sharing a common source. What is embedded in this symbolic ‘connect’ is the medium and also the message — where the whole is inherently and externally larger than the multiplication of all the parts. It’s apparent that our timeless mind and our timeless wisdom of holistic thought is represented by a circle. This is common to all civilisations and cultures. The power of the emblematic circle fascinates not only philosophers, but also spiritualists and mathematicians. Even the house, or flat, you live in celebrates this maxim — in your design and also your mind.
The vast recesses and depths of wholeness is not just an idea. It holds to us a mirror; the sparkle of our divine core that we all possess within our own being. Call it prana, or chi. It again reflects what you have in your mirror. It’s also present in the eye of the beholder, or any person you look in the eye. It denotes a beautifully balanced universe and the nature of things — big and small. It opens our vision into the window of our soul that exists and functions deep within us. We are all compositely whole — complete in all our thoughts and actions. The way you hold the pen, the way you ‘hit’ your computer keyboard, or play a rasping shot in a friendly cricket match, express this state. Call it internal peace, homeostasis, or a sense of balance, they are innate to our human condition as nature contemplated them to be. Modern life is chaotic; it’s made up of ‘built-up’ imbalance. Yet, there’s hope. When we incorporate the spiritual aspects of our being, whatever our station in life, we will be able to create a ‘fine’ balance.
Balance cannot, of course, function with mathematical precision, or by way of balancing the ups and downs of life on a scale. It works in the mind. What holds the key to balance is how well you evaluate the many factors of your life, including its vast complexities and interconnectedness that represent our condition as human beings. Biologist Edward Wilson calls this interrelated nature of things ‘consilience.’ When things reach a state of balance, new life experiences emerge, aside from life’s many worries, especially when things are out of sync. After all, life has to flow with periods of stability, followed by short intervals of instability.
Whatever the nature of situations, good or bad, they will all have to change. This is the law of life, of nature, and also divinity. Natural occurences balance themselves — this includes all the healing arts and the science of healing, too. As the ‘Bard of Avon,’ William Shakespeare, said, “Sweet are the uses of adversity.” Without adversity, balance would have remained a chimera; a dictum without definition. What this means is we all need a convergence of pressure ripples, because balance is not a human paradox. It’s a necessity. There are no simple answers for balance or imbalance. It connotes a movement, a job, or a career — that life goes on, no matter what is on your plate. It’s everything for us, but not what really matters in terms of life’s passions, or goals. When we ask ourselves not what our vocation is, but what our passion in life is, we’ll come of age — and, also attain a life of balance.