Ever Oscillating Equilibrium
Fr. Francis Scaria
Our life is so complex that we struggle to strike the balance, the equilibrium. There are pressures and pulls in everyday life. There are influences and compulsions that we cannot ignore. Life has its ups and downs; often more downs than ups. The art of good living demands that in the midst of all these vibrations and commotions, as well as turmoil and turbulence, we remain committed, unwavering and steady.
This is not an advocacy of rigidity or inflexibility. It is about constantly detecting the ever changing balance to be maintained. The dynamism of life demands that we are ever open to changes and inspirations. Otherwise life shall forfeit its novelty and freshness. It shall stagnate, if not get corroded.
This equilibrium is so subtle that one finds it hard to uncover it. It is so complex that one finds it tough to get around it. Once arrived at, it gives us the joy of living life in its abundance. In the whole process, we have to negotiate and bargain, discuss and argue, cooperate and collaborate, discern and plan. At the next moment the equilibrium may be disturbed. Sighs and groans may bounce back. Then we need to be alert to arrive at the equilibrium once again. All this demands a sporting spirit, an unbending commitment, an uncompromising optimism and an undying enthusiasm.
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