I thought this would be a good time to talk about what does Eternal Balance actually mean as a concept. It seems that people don’t really understand and usually think it means something it doesn’t. Typically, folks skip over “eternal” and just go straight to “balance”. Balance has become a well used and well loved word associated mostly with life/work balance. Right? Is that what popped into your head?
The life/work balance is a great idea, of course, though illusive at best. It seems to me that people who are trying to gain some life/work balance are ones the most stressed out and rushed, trying to fit more activities into their day that promise to bring balance. But to elaborate a bit, typically people think of relaxing activities when they think of balance and life/work balance. They are already stressed and run down with all their other stuff, and something relaxing is seen as needed to counter-balance that.
Well, sorry to disappoint, but Eternal Balance as a concept has nothing to do with relaxation. I know, shocker.
I coined that phrase a long time ago, long before I was thinking of starting a business, and it has more to do with idea of karma than any illusive balance point. My thinking at the time was that whatever you do, will come back to you in some way, shape, or form. Did you hurt someone? It will come back to you. Did you help someone? It will come back to you. Now, it’s not necessarily that it will come back from the same person, most likely not. That’s the “eternal” part. It will come back from someone, at some point in time, but it will come back. The Universe will “balance out”.
In a sense, my attempt with Eternal Balance is a hope that I will send out more good stuff, more good ripples into the world. And eventually, maybe, just maybe, they’ll come back to me too.