Paul Mercer recently completed an epic bike ride from Lancashire to Central Asia and back. In Turkmenistan he was about to set off on a leg of his journey when a crowd of school children came to admire him and his bike. Engrossed in putting on his helmet he didn’t notice that the kids did a prayer for his safety.
Balance requires maturity which requires a transition from a selfish worldview to a serving worldview.
Our lives are pinned between two unconditional moments. We arrive getting it all and we leave giving it all. The process of maturation which transmutes our lives involves a movement from the one extreme of unconditional taking to the other extreme of unconditional giving.