“Every life has a rhythm to it. The important thing to remember is that creating an interchange between the coming and going, the rising and falling, the peaks and valleys, is what balance is all about. Your life may appear to be out of balance when in fact it could that the rhythm of life is changing, and you are right where you are supposed to be. You are learning what you are supposed to learn, and the scales of balance are simply adjusting themselves in your favor.
Every event in your life, every situation and challenge, serves a purpose – not to knock you off balance, but rather to help you learn how to improve it. And remember that when you do fall down – and all of us do – make sure that you have stopped your descent before you attempt your ascent. How do you know when you are ready to get back up? That’s easy: you are no longer focused on the going down, but on the getting up.”
John St. Augustine, in “Living an Uncommon Life”
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