Life is a Balancing Act

Life a Balancing Act
@Shiva49 (22502)
Singapore
July 21, 2021 9:16am CST
Life has always been a balancing act not only for us. It is a survival of the fittest, smartest, and the practical minded. Every child is born an open book and we soon fill its mind with data. It has to adjust to the reality around it. We are in a way better placed as other species have to run for their lives soon after they take their first breath! We have more time in hand though some are at the receiving end of our worst reality like being born in a war zone. We have made progress scientifically but that does not translate to peace and happiness. In fact, I feel sick in the pit of my stomach reading news headlines! There is hardly anything uplifting. I have to brush them aside from memory remembering only the very basics. The news, views and interviews are at best contradictory and at worst out to catch eyeballs. Okay, that is the reality of the day and everyone has choices how to take evasive action. Mostly, I look after myself and then help others to the extent possible as most are like me feeling helpless. Just grin and bear it may be what the doctor ordered for our sanity. To top it all, an invisible enemy is lurking with us arming ourselves with jabs and all with more to come it looks like. It is like we can run but cannot hide. Then not forgetting the real heroes who make it all worthwhile for us to look forward to another day with hope. They make the mission impossible, possible. There is an underlying pointer in all the mess – we reap what we sow and that is the best reward in creation. How do you face up to the challenges and do you think we will be back to a better environment soon? Image: Life a Balancing act from free media site Pexels
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@kanuck1 (3699)
21 Jul
Yes, life is a balancing act in some ways. However, no matter how balanced, wise or rich, we can't escape a building that suddenly collapses and smashes people into a pizza, a lightning bolt that strikes and shocks the life out us us, a subway that suddenly floods and drowns us and so on. We never know what tomorrow may bring!
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@kanuck1 (3699)
21 Jul
@Shiva49 Many disasters are called "acts of God" but are they really? Was the Florida building collapse an act of God?
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
22 Jul
@kanuck1 I think we have a tendency to dump misfortunes on our creator but take credit for lucky breaks that come our way. I have seen people asking for compensation saying not their fault, but acts of God! I would say we are not only being ungrateful but also point accusing fingers even at our creator. And this phrase has been par for the course for so long.
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@kanuck1 (3699)
22 Jul
@Shiva49 I totally agree with you! I do think that we are due for a real act of God in the very near future and when that happens there will be no doubt as to whom is bringing it about.
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@ThatDisha (1890)
• India
21 Jul
Very true, if we don't maintain the balance properly our life will become a complete blunder.
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@S4mmyboy (2070)
• Mumbai, India
21 Jul
@Shiva49 now kids learn everything by 6 and become mature by the time they reach 10. Hahaha, that's how life is
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@ThatDisha (1890)
• India
21 Jul
@Shiva49 yes, my cousin sister is just two don't even go to school but still her parents get call for her for taking admission in coding schools
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@ThatDisha (1890)
• India
21 Jul
@S4mmyboy strange and disheartening!
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@sjvg1976 (26034)
• Delhi, India
21 Jul
I don't take challenges easily as I am always scared of taking risks in my life. I naver had a good luck so whatever I have done I have done that with my hardwork. Yes life is balancing act and Darwin's theory of survival for the fittest is true.
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
21 Jul
Your approach applies to me too. I never look for challenges but rise to the occasion through hard work and sincerity of purpose. I give my best and move on without regrets. Yes, life is a balancing act and we need to please many along our way not losing our heads in the process!
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• India
22 Jul
This post reminds me of the quote Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance you must keep moving.
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
22 Jul
That is a nice analogy, thanks!
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• India
23 Jul
@innertalks Rightly said there are exceptions to every rule and we can create our own rules.
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@innertalks (13244)
• Australia
23 Jul
@rainbowsalt Yes, thanks. If we know what we are doing, I guess we can create our own rules.
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• India
22 Jul
wisely said that "life is a balancing act"
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
22 Jul
Survival depends on our skill and adaptation to the reality here like for other species too. In times like these, we are tested on our resolve to stay in the game. Looks like some are losing it, their patience.
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• India
22 Jul
@Shiva49 we humans can survive and endure under adverse and unusual circumstances, that's how we are made. knowing that we all are going through a really tough phase,we are going to stay strong and fight back going through difficult times and evolving back stronger is what makes us humans right.
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
22 Jul
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@anya12adwi (5477)
• Bhubaneshwar, India
24 Jul
I really donot know whether we will be back to a better environment or not!! But I hope that we try to be a better human being..
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
25 Jul
Yes, we need to try that than pay lip service like most do. I always try to make sure my agenda is right to benefit others too Each can do but little, but if each does that little, all will be done.
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• Bhubaneshwar, India
26 Jul
@Shiva49 I am pessimistic tad bit about that and wonder if people still care about our environment!
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
26 Jul
@anya12adwi I had meant an overall living environment, condition, with us rising in our awareness to do what is right. I feel there are enough inputs for us to rise higher by doing what is right.
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@Bensen32 (21789)
• United States
27 Jul
Life is a battle :) I don't know if we can get back to the life we once knew. I sure hope we can and soon.
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
28 Jul
Looks like a battle to regain lost ground. This pandemic tests our mettle for sure. We have been hit between the eyes, disoriented.
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@Bensen32 (21789)
• United States
28 Jul
@Shiva49 It has been really hard on some people and not sure we can change it. We have fallen pretty far as a whole. This is the time we as humans should be pulling together and it just seems we are splitting even farther apart.
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
29 Jul
@Bensen32 We still don't get the message - united we stand, divided we fall. Cannot understand why it is so tough to accept we share a common destiny.
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@cacay1 (56034)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Jul
It seems life never be the same again. So many got full vaccination but still infected. In my city now from 6 to 9 delta variant infected and two of them already completed their vaccination . Yes true, we cannot anymore hide to escape from the escalating reality. We still never loss hope.
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
23 Jul
This virus is hard to bring under control. Looks like a many-headed hydra - slay one, another appears. It is taking a while and we are held to ransom by an unseen, tiniest, enemy. We have enough weapons to kill all many times over but they are of no use now! If this will not make us pause and ponder, then another more potent dose may be needed. I think that is built in the creative process. We are busy putting out the fire in our back and front yard forgetting other issues in a way!
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@cacay1 (56034)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Jul
@Shiva49 , I have read news this day that vaccine from Pfizer and AstraZeneca are potential for delta variant, then what will happen to those having full vaccination from other company/country?
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
24 Jul
@cacay1 Lots of questions, but no clear answers. The only solace is if we are fully vaccinated, then the virus is not severe - only mild symptoms. Some are recommending mixing the vaccines too - not the same for both the jabs. I had AstraZeneca.
@just4him (249187)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jul
Our life is what we make it. Definitely, a balancing act as we do our best with what we've been given.
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
25 Jul
Thanks, we have to be ever mindful of our decisions and some prove tricky too.
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@just4him (249187)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jul
@Shiva49 Yes, we do.
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@BelleStarr (60662)
• United States
24 Jul
I am not hopeful that we will live to see change
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
24 Jul
That is the majority view. However, I have an inkling of hope that the tide will turn towards a higher consciousness to uplift our life from strife to peace. A leader with wisdom should emerge from the yearnings of the majority.
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@BelleStarr (60662)
• United States
25 Jul
@Shiva49 we can only hope
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@Rashnag (17011)
• Surat, India
22 Jul
Rightly said. I hope so because all we have is hope. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
22 Jul
Hope is an unquantifiable, intangible, emotion that is ever by our side. consoling us this too shall pass and better time is around the corner.
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@Rashnag (17011)
• Surat, India
23 Jul
@Shiva49 Rightly said
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@Reyzon (34)
• Yogyakarta, Indonesia
22 Jul
I face it with enthusiasm and confidence. everything will come back again for the better, if we believe in God and we are optimistic. Keep spirit
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
22 Jul
That is a positive approach to tide over tough times - never lose hope and trust in our creator. He knows best and will not forsake us.
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@Reyzon (34)
• Yogyakarta, Indonesia
23 Jul
@Shiva49 so true and thank you for replying to my comment
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@allknowing (94476)
• India
22 Jul
Nothing. Just take one day at a time
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
22 Jul
That is the practical approach to get through tough times.
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@allknowing (94476)
• India
22 Jul
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
21 Jul
I take each day as it comes and hope each day will be better than the day before. I’m hoping for a better new normal, especially now that the unvaccinated are running scared, dying off, or realizing that they should have gotten vaccinated months ago.
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
22 Jul
It looks like this virus needs unity of purpose to tackle it. We have drifted far apart and we need to gather our forces than look the other way. Funnily enough, the country from where this originated has closed its doors fearing the import of this back to its supposed safe haven!
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
@Shiva49 Oh, yes! I totally agree!
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@CarolDM (145170)
• United States
21 Jul
I try to always hold onto hope for a better day.
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
21 Jul
Yes, hope springs eternal in us. That is human nature. The darker the night the brighter are the stars
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@CarolDM (145170)
• United States
21 Jul
@Shiva49 That is what I keep hearing.
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@S4mmyboy (2070)
• Mumbai, India
21 Jul
Well said Sir....life is all about balancing. It is a survival of the fittest, smartest, and the practical minded. In the current times it is only the smartest survive, else you are left far behind. But no matter how smart, how practical minded we are, one day we have to leave this world. Whatever time we spend here, instead of greed, lust for supremacy, anger, hatred, if we spread peace, love and harmony how wonderful our life would be... but this would only remain a dream.
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
21 Jul
Thank you, hope we can make our dreams come true. We can all do our part however insignificant it may look now. It could turn out as the reverse of the straw that broke the camel's back - the one act that was needed to convert our dreams into reality. Anger, revenge, negativeness will not serve any useful purpose. They only show our weaknesses, insecurities, to pull back those ahead than striving to get ahead through own efforts. We need to see humanity as one and all from the same source. Unless we accept that basic, we are stuck at the starting block of understanding what life is about and what is needed to reverse our path to extinction.
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@S4mmyboy (2070)
• Mumbai, India
21 Jul
@Shiva49 very right
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@RebeccasFarm (35474)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
17h
I have been balancing on tippy toes since I was a child.
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
14h
Yes, a false step is worse to recover from. There are minefields too from time to time As I grow older I take more care.
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@epiffanie (10602)
• Australia
30 Jul
We face challenges constantly as we navigate into this life.. We need to master balancing..
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
30 Jul
Some prove turning points in our lives and unexpected too. However, we find our footing soon in the changed circumstances
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@much2say (50592)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Jul
I can only hope for better times soon. But it will be up to all of us . . . to problem solve and be able to navigate through the obstacles. If only all of us were on the same page, but unfortunate it is not that way, and that makes it difficult.
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
21 Jul
Yes, not on the same page as we are lost in petty peeves and endless rivalries. United we stand, divided we fall - is a maxim that is worth remembering.
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@innertalks (13244)
• Australia
22 Jul
If life is a balancing act, what are we balancing on, and how do we learn to balance ourselves with life? We are always balancing on love's bridge, that takes us into God. We need to learn to balance ourselves on this bridge, by our developing a give and take attitude of inner and outer flexibility. We need to not go overboard in anything, but keep to the path of love, on its narrow bridge, as provided to us by God, as much as we can. As soon as we go off balance, we will fall off of this narrow bridge, and will then need to try to climb back onto it again, and usually, we need to ask God, or others, to help us to do just that.
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
22 Jul
The issue is most have, to varying degrees, an attitude - let me enjoy myself and I will "tackle" God later like I did the reality here. This virus "means business" and should not be trifled with. Maybe, the devil is trying to score some "brownie points" as he knows God will receive with both hands those he managed to give short shrift, premature closure, here - to go with kicking them upstairs!. Hatred seems to spring eternal with love in the background playing second fiddle. We need to get our priorities right with some bruised egos et al.
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@Shiva49 (22502)
• Singapore
22 Jul
@innertalks There are seasons in a year and also changes over longer periods of time in nature and the species in existence. Then the pandemics like the plague, Spanish flu, shook us and made us run for cover. I think these are balancing forces in the creative process that stretches eons. What will be the future 100 years down the line is not at all predictable though there are a few futurologists giving out their reports from time to time with claims of I told you so when things seem to align with their projections while keeping mum when they misfire. Countries with freedom and democracy written all over them struggle now and there is the UK where it is life as normal despite the spike in cases which could be the highest in the world by comparison. We are yet to come to terms with this virus and at times it looks like the blind men deciphering an elephant!
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@innertalks (13244)
• Australia
22 Jul
@Shiva49 Yes, the UK are laughing at the virus now, and I hope it doesn't come back to bite them with the last laugh.
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