“Our mental image of balance is somewhat distorted because we tend to equate it with stillness—the calm repose of a yogi balancing on one leg, a state without apparent motion. To my mind, the more accurate examples of balance come from sports, such as when a basketball player spins around a defender, a running back bursts through the line of scrimmage, or a surfer catches a wave”
I read this in Creativity, Inc., by Ed Catmull and it really stuck with me. Our lives are filled with unexpected energy and motion. Balance is our ability to hang on.