The most important element with which I want to live
The one thing that proves to be painfully elusive
That is hard to achieve, and harder to maintain
Once achieved- I lose it again and again..
I long for, actively seek, strive to find
Balance in my life, for peace of my mind
Balance between work and home responsibilities
Between challenging myself and feeling at ease
Between strenuous activity and complete rest
Between old hobbies and new interests
Indulgence and austerity, experienced in equal measure
Emotional discomfort offset by pursuit of pleasure..
To be stoic enough to get through a catastrophic event
To embrace Epicurean delights when opportunities present..
Each moment of life cannot be perfectly balanced, I know
Over a time-space continuum, in a balanced way I should grow
So when I start drifting towards extremes in any domain
I pull myself towards the center, towards balance again