Balancing Act

Balance is about weight distribution. However we tend to forget that balance may be a form of equilibrium that does not rely on an "equal" distribution of weight. There may be symmetrical balancing acts but there are also assymetrical ones. Indeed, as a corrective to the idea of balance, I prefer to speak of balancing…Read more Balancing Act

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Equanimity 

The vestibular system contributes to sensory information processes allowing for our sense of balance and spatial orientation to coordinate movement. Motion, equilibrium and orientation are largely an affair of the inner ear in complex functional-organic terms. But what about metaphorically? How do we tend towards balance in our daily life choices. Must we listen for…Read more Equanimity┬á

Solstitium, the Sun stills

┬á"those of us who hold no religious or supernatural beliefs still require regular, ritualised encounters with concepts such as friendship, community, gratitude and transcendence" Alain de Botton, ┬áReligion for Atheists Winter Solstice. The great Sun sits still a moment and then turns. The long night giving ease to incrementally longer days. This ceasing to move,…Read more Solstitium, the Sun stills