When it comes to a concept or principle such as balance, it is important to understand that between different people and even from moment to moment the locus of balance is always going to be different. A balanced diet for one person may be completely unbalanced for another. Both diets may be very healthy but it is the context of the individual that makes them healthy or unhealthy. This is likely why there is so much disagreement and confusion in the field of nutrition. There is no one size fits all. No mass-producible solutions.

“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.” – Fran Lebowitz

Finding a sense of balance and harmony at some point in any aspect of life will soon turn to disharmony and loss of balance if you try to hold on and freeze that moment forever. Such action is futile and will only lead to pain and your own suffering. The only constant is change. The waves come in, break and recede. Then they roll on in again. Instead of fighting and being tumbled painfully ashore, feel the waves coming and ride them out.

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton

I believe regaining my balance so my visits back to the Depression/Loneliness stage of my rehab became as brief and seldom as they did because of three reasons: