A few days ago, we talked about tension being a tool for balance. Col, in her comments, asked to expand on this. Aside from feeling incredibly tense about it, I thought, “Ah! All right.”
You’ve heard the term, “One’s man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” Tension is like that. It’s all kieshy now and pop! to meditate into oblivion, (I exaggerate,) and “medical” marijuana couldn’t be easier to get, but where do we get the opposition that provides so much of the pleasure in the calm? Tension.
If you’ve never been quite calm yourself, imagine standing under a waterfall trying to dry off when people say, “relax.” (Got to love it when people say, “Calm down,” or, “Relax!” …Ahem.) Using tension as a tool for balance is learning to do something else in the downpour other than drying up, like take a shower or make a rainbow.
This is easier to say than do, for sure. But just simply knowing that tension isn’t the enemy is a great boon.
Question: When have you noticed that tension is a tool for balance in your life? Do you use tension or run from it? Please tell us your story.
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