To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
Albert Einstein wrote this quote in a letter to his son, Eduard, on February 5, 1930. I wonder what the son thought about it. Regardless, there are only two ways: one is to accept and another is to differ.
I mean–okay, we are given the opportunity to choose to just keep moving. But there are also times in life when the “just keep moving” mantra is not applicable. If we keep on going without knowing if we’re heading towards the right direction, we might be getting off a worse track.
I want to live a life in which I can jump off that bicycle (that might just as well be heading in circles) and sit and savor a sunset, a laugh, a moment of perfection found in everything…because life is meant to be savored, absorbed, adored and experienced.
This is true even for the parts that stretch me and those that rub uncomfortably against me. Yup, these can be sat with, experienced and better yet, learned from.
In every opportunity presented, I ask myself what I’ve got to lose. If it’s something really dangerous/risky, I’ll avoid it. Else, I’ll have to try. But nope, I don’t want to move in circles or keep heading in the same atrocious direction. I want to hop out of the madness and listen deeper to the very thing I’m tempted to rush through.