Steven Kalas — Finding just the right balance in life requires constant attention

The good life is like a tightrope. It is stretched taut between birth and death, suspended over the abyss of potential chaos. Like a tightrope walker we inch forward, a bit to the left and a bit to the right, struggling to keep our …

Balance! Lose balance, and the tightrope walker plunges toward the sawdust floor. Lose our balance, and we find ourselves hurtling into all kinds of chaos, conflict and pain. The tightrope walker must balance the opposites of gravitational pull. We must balance the opposites of “enough” and “too much.”