A patient asked "why am I never balanced?" the other day in clinic. There was a degree of stress in the question, a misunderstanding that balance was a thing that could be achieved. It's probably a cultural misapprehension, a belief in absolutes. Absolute balance cannot be achieved, only nearly and persistently maintained. Even a yogi holding the posture of standing on one foot for hours or days is not still, but always in " dynamic equilibrium," (one of Dr Kim's aphorisms.) Absolute balance would not be a state for a living being, change is still the only constant, we just want to stay close.
Licensed Acupuncturist, RN, Buddhist monk
"The pursuit of health is invariably a spiritual quest."