A philosophical debate goes on inside my thoughts. It goes something like this. “How much is too much exercise and how little is too little exercise.” “Do I push through this or do I pull back from this?” My yoga instructor answered this without knowing the question. In class, she had us stand one foot, and then told us to “throw yourself off balance, catch yourself from falling, and bring your body back into balance.” She then tells us to repeat this process multiple times.
The act of being out of balance helps you get back into balance and stay in balance.
In a self-controlled way, I have a more balanced body because of the class.
My takeaway is that being out of balance is not a problem as long as self-controlled efforts bring back balance. It is the staying out of balance that results in a fall, stumble and/or or slip up. A fall, stumble or slip up in a yoga class is not a big deal. However, a moral/ethical/legal fall and slip up can be life altering in a negative way.
What is out of balance? (Think of areas in life that if you keep going in a direction will result in a fall, stumble or slip up). Now just exercise self-control and bring yourself back into balance. You are stronger now.
Enjoy this wonderful out of balance life, by exercising the self-control necessary to keep bringing it back into balance.