There are two contrasting forces in us and in the universe. One wants us to be free and new; the other wants us to be safe and stable. Our job is to balance the two.
What habits do you have in your life to make you feel safe? And where do you find your adventure and challenge? Do you have a good balance between the two?
We all like adventure and progress. The trouble is, we also like security and sameness. We can get the best of both worlds by designing our lives well.
Do you feel a conflict between the pressure to be strong, and the pressure to be sensitive? Managing the balance can be crucial to our mental health.
Are you always in firefighting mode, avoiding disaster? Arguably, this is only one of five modes of living. What might the other four be?
For mental health, we need balance, between social and anti-social, busy-ness and restfulness, stimulation and peace.