Thursday, May 31, 2012

to balance oneself on a bicycle

as one who has been practicing hands-free riding and hovering at stop signs/lights, balance is an ever-present theme in my life.
and not just on a bike.
balance between work and pleasure, between austerity and gluttony, between expectations and acceptance, between needs and wants and desires and realities.  
balanced is a nice place to be.
it's a place from which one can be patient, accepting, calm, tolerant.
and thus I'm passing along a few words attributed to helen keller (think about that for a moment after you've read the quote, and reflect upon your own fears and fearlessness) which made me glow;  I hope they do the same for you.

toleration is the greatest gift of the mind;  it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.


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