Life as Harmony and not Balance - with Saiyyidah - sidenote
This side note explores life, not as balance but as harmony. In a rich, diverse and varied conversation that I had with Nadine Benjamin we spoke a lot about the idea of harmony, as opposed to balance.
When one reflects on the information that we receive about personal and professional development, and about how to be in the world, there's a lot of desire that's made for the idea of balance and as we learned in that particular conversation balance isn't always a helpful thing. It implies that if you've got a lot of stress going on at one end of the spectrum, you also need a similar amount of joy to balance that out, most of the time.
When we're operating at the ends of the spectrum it just is not healthy. And that's why I love the idea of being in harmony.
You can listen to the full podcast here.