The poise and balance that we are required to maintain in life
is perhaps our greatest test! As human beings we are prone to
extremes because emotions and biases tend to get the better of
us. However, it is here that we must adopt a rational and sane
attitude and not let the horse of our emotions run amok.
Giving a lot of attention to one thing in life may deprive
another thing from our attention. Thus the key word always is
This poise and balance is primarily related to our various
attitudes in life. Every now and then we face changing
situations that elicit our action or reaction. Happiness,
sorrow, anger, timidity, courage, love, hate and regret are
some of the emotions that sway us from one extreme to the
Here are some tips that may help in achieving poise and
balance in our attitudes.
Firstly, we must hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
One of the things that makes us lose balance is that we come
across unexpected results. Our emotional self is tuned to see
favourable results. However, realize we must that things which
happen in this world follow a grand scheme of God. It is this
grand scheme which at times makes us encounter turbulent
waters. However, we have to trust and have faith in this grand
scheme because ultimately it is meant to be in our favour. If
we are able to understand this, we will be able to control our
reaction much more when we are faced with startling results.
Secondly, we must delay our reaction and response to any
external situation or stimulus that we encounter. This delay
is essential because this is the time when emotions get the
better of us and we are not afforded the opportunity to act
rationally. A delayed reaction is bound to be more balanced
and within limits. Sentiments sway us but if they can somehow
be got hold of in the beginning, we stand a better chance of
being stable in our expression.
Thirdly, we must keep re-evaluating our selves if we receive
external criticism and feedback. Some of our imbalances in
life result because of imperfections, imbalances and
shortcomings of others. If we keep an eye on our own faults
and shortcomings it will keep us humble and make us realize
that we have our own share of blemishes and that others too
may be suffering because of them.