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It is important to understand that balance is relative: the focus of balance is always going to be different from person to person. There is no one size fits all.
For example, what a balanced diet means for one person may be entirely different for another. Both diets may be healthy, but it is the context that makes it so.
Finding a sense of harmony may turn to dissonance and loss of balance if you continue to try and hold on and freeze that moment.
Life is one thing after another. We live in a constantly changing environment. Balance is learning to adjust appropriately to the external environment.
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To accomplish the things we dream about, we are required to be makers, explorers, and creators. We are required to move and become active participants in life.
Human beings are the most social creatures on planet earth. So, you're not really living a healthy life if it doesn't involve others.
The people you connect with will have a huge influence on you: Those who have already walked through the fire can help you do the same. And those who haven’t will make it seem impossible for you to do so.
Because the word “moderation” is vague and that makes it a friendly, big-tent kind of concept: however much you eat, you can find a way of convincing yourself that you eat in moderation.
...for sticking to healthy diets easier.
Nutritionists mean by moderation small portions, especially when talking about food that we should not eat. This means that eating a little bit of bad food doesn't have to ruin your diet or make you feel guilty and give up.
Junk food companies love the concept of “moderation”.
Some of them (e.g. the Sugar Association, Snack Food, and Grocery Manufacturers Associations, with members as Coca-Cola and Hershey), adopted the motto: “All foods fit in a balanced diet", to give the illusion that your diet is not unhealthy if it includes their foods.
“Life is essentially an endless series of problems—the solution to one problem is merely the creation of the next..."
Life is full of paradoxes, and anything and everything that we hope for or desire only leads to more anxiety and stress, creating new problems for us.
We can be content. But it's not simple. To understand why we seem to be constantly dissatisfied with ourselves and the world, we must understand some basic psychological principles.
Our behavior, contentment, desires, expectations, and body clocks are set differently, and this may lead to conflicts and problems with others.