BALANCE

An observation:

I find it easiest to balance after I’ve exhaled and before I’ve inhaled. During the time when air is neither entering nor leaving my body, I can move most steadily. I think that knowing how to do this will be useful when, in the future, I have to move along thin ledges over rapidly flowing water. Perhaps someone will be clinging to me, and I will have to move both this other person and myself. I am sure there are other times that I have not yet thought of when knowing how to do this will be useful. For now, I feel better thinking about the future knowing what I do about balance. In fact, I’ve found it’s best to think about the future only after I’ve exhaled and before I’ve inhaled. When I begin to feel light-headed, I know that it’s time to stop thinking about the future.