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Monday, 27 February 2017





  1. Hi SMOL,

    Balance is like the water that the fish swims in. The fish do not know where the water is when it is swimming in it, the fish only knows when it's out of it. For the curious fish who wants to know what water is, it only has to be out of water for a while, struggling and gasping for breath.

    So it is with balance. To know what balance is, we have to be out of balance for a while. Once you know what it is like to be out of balance, we will know what it feels like to be balanced. To a person who has never been out of balance, he might know what is balance, but he does not understand it.

    In physics, there are two kind of equilibrium, which is a sort of balance. There is static equilibrium and dynamic equilibrium. Static equilibrium is for a book lying on the table. The weight of the book acting downwards is equal and opposite to the reaction force that the table is acting on the book. The balance of forces makes the book stable and balanced. Dynamic equilibrium is like a bicycle. If you try to balance on a stationary bike, it's going to be hard. So you peddle hard and suddenly you're balanced.

    So when one is balanced, what kind of balance do we mean? It's always dynamic equilibrium, where we balance on the virtue of straddling across bouts of balance and unbalance. Only an inanimate object or a dead person is in static equilibrium.

    I shall stop here. Any more of this I can write a thesis LOL

    1. LP,

      I think we can put to rest any lingering doubts why I see you so up! LOL!

      Journey companions like you are one of the main reasons I blog - I've received so much!

      A simple post of a few lines in Chinese, you not only have grasped what I intend to say, you have expanded it from the philosophical/spiritual realm to scientific arena ;)

      Yes, in Buddhism, some misguided practitioners have swung their pendulums too far to one side that they risk becoming like dead wood...

      Its good you point out that only an inanimate object or dead person is in static equilibrium ;)

      Something for those who try to seek their dreams or goals through "passivity" to ponder...

      But you are right. If they never have been out of the water, how would they know the difference?

      You had your episode of "imbalance"; I had my "I'll show them" hole-in-the-heart moment early in my career.

      That's why I am grateful how I've turned out.

      We cannot get complacent.

      Relationships have to be nurtured; our saws have to be sharpened in the crafts we do.

  2. Want to experience rich, you need to experience poor.
    Want to experience happiness, you need to experience sadness.

    Complacent means taking things for granted. Which is why we need to 感恩。

    1. Blursotong King,

      There lies the duality of man.

      The ebb and flow of cycles.


    2. SMOL,

      Does "duality of man" apply to your choice of partner too?

    3. Blursotong King,

      I'm not saying I'll stay single forever. But right here, right now - I am balanced :)

      Sometimes the right person comes but at the wrong time.

      Sometimes its the right time but wrong person.

      Wrong time wrong person no need to say more.

      When the right person comes at the right time, that's bliss!


    4. SMOL,

      I wasn't referring to single or double.
      I was referring to man or woman 😉

    5. Blursotong King,

      I understood you fine ;)

      And I've replied you.

      The only duality I can see is being myself or with someone.

      Whether man or woman, young or old, same skin colour or not, have the same religious faith or not - all these I am "blind" to them ;)

  3. my take:

    Balance is control within flow

    1. Sillyinvestor,

      Control is going against the flow.

      Like the fish who sets the goal to climb trees... If the monkey can do it, so can I!

      I'm more go with the flow kind of guy.

      "For every ailment under the sun, There is a remedy, or there is none, If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it."

      That's how I achieve "balance".

    2. Smol.

      Flow and control, is balance.

      Emotional unstable, and emotionless and emotive. Different

      Going with the flow without control, very soon no flow to go. Control so much regardless of flow is tiring.

      Your PEndelulm also swinging

    3. Sillyinvestor,

      If you say so ;)

      To me, the opposite of flow is stoppage.

      Control is ego.

      I'm the leaf in the wind.

      Of course my pendulum is swinging.

      It swings to the wax and wane of the moon ;)

  4. I think I should read more meaningful blog posts like this and less Facebook posts to make myself feel more 平衡. :P

    1. Rainbow girl,

      With such kind words, come, I buy you coffee!

      But only if you single.

      I have no wish to be "little three" ;)


  5. Wah... sound so chim...
    Very difficult to get a balance!
    The only thing in my mind now....
    half moon pose...;)

    1. sy sy,

      Difficult is me doing the Eagle Pose and trying not to tilt!


  6. I can't even hook my right ankle on my left calf for this Eagle pose... hahaha

    1. sy sy,

      And I can't touch my toes with my finger tips while doing stretching...

      Got a 3rd trimester tummy in the way :(


    2. I only can reach my finger on my shin when forward bend before i learn yoga. Then slowly can reach my toes now...
      At first I though is my tummy prevent me to touch my toes then I realise that it need practice... soon u will be able to touch also...
      I confirm that forward bend can be done by touching toes with finger even with a tummy... ;)

    3. sy sy,

      OK, there goes my excuse...

      The truth is I stopped doing Yoga when the class ended :(

  7. Hope u can do yoga again...
    do u know dana falsetti?
    Try watch her yoga on YouTube. Very inspiring yoga teacher... thumbs up !!!

    1. sy sy,

      Thanks for the heads-up!

      She's inspiring indeed!!!



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